By Richard LatinRichard Latin is an emeritus professor of plant pathology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he was a member of the faculty for more than 37 years. He is a fellow of The American Phytopathological Society and was recognized with the distinguished career award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Dr. Latin had research and teaching responsibilities in the area of turf disease management and dedicated his career to the investigation and implementation of practical solutions to contemporary plant disease problems. He currently works as an academic and industry consultant in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Second Edition, is a current, comprehensive, and hands-on resource focused specifically on the fungicides used for disease control on turfgrass. Author Richard Latin developed this user-friendly guide based on his belief that if turf managers understand how and why fungicides work (and sometimes fail), they will use these products more effectively and efficiently and communicate disease control issues with greater confidence. Latin describes the book as “an off-season resource” that can be used to reflect on past seasons and plan for the season ahead.
Since publication of the first edition of A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides in 2011, much has been learned about how fungicides work and how best to use them. Turf pathologists have explored interactions between fungicides and a variety of management, environmental, and genetic factors to optimize the use of these chemical tools. Investigative researchers have studied where fungicides reside in the turf profile and how long they will be effective, and basic research on fungicide resistance has helped explain how fungicide-resistant strains arise and how long they can remain predominant. In addition, new products have changed the day-to-day practice of turf disease management, including new succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) and demethylase inhibitor (DMI) fungicides and compounds that stimulate plants to manufacture their own antifungal defenses.
These findings and innovations have informed the second edition of A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides. Providing expanded coverage, this new book is 30% longer than the previous edition and includes 80 more illustrations, profiles of 11 new compounds, and up-to-date discussions of 27 turf diseases. Written for professionals in both industry and academia, this comprehensive revision addresses all the factors that contribute to the effective and efficient use of fungicides on turf. Turf managers, in particular, can rely on this book to make informed decisions and to effectively discuss control issues with administrators and the golfing public.
A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Second Edition
Turf Fungicide Fundamentals
Modes of Action of Fungicides
Factors That Influence Fungicide Performance
Fungicide Alternatives: Biofungicides, Phosphonates, and Induced Resistance
Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control
Interpreting Fungicide Performance Research
Turf Diseases Characteristics and Control
Turf Fungicide Profiles
“…is an impressively comprehensive, nicely illustrated, and informative textbook that is especially and unreservedly recommended for professional, college and university library Agriculture/Horticulture collections and supplemental studies curriculums.”
Publish Date: 2021
Format: 8" x 10" hardcover
Publication Weight: 4 lbs
By Richard LatinA Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Second Edition