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Description - The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed by Thomas A. Nikolai

It is critical for golf course superintendents to know the factors that impact green speed. This book covers every aspect of green speed maintenance including playability, environmental considerations, mowing and pest management. It also provides practical decision-making advice relative to financial and budgeting issues. This book is designed to help superintendents find the ideal green speed for their courses It analyses existing research on the common problems associated with green speed Non-technical language makes the text accessible to the student and golf course superintendent alike

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471472728
ISBN-10: 0471472727
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 162mm x 15mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas A. Nikolai

THOMAS A. NIKOLAI, PhD, is the Turfgrass Academic Specialist at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is also a faculty member of The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) specializing in green speed management issues. He spent ten years working on golf courses and ten years working as a turfgrass research technician studying such topics as fertilization, topdressing, lightweight green rolling, cultivation techniques, PGR's, mowing heights, wetting agents, leaf mulching, irrigation scheduling, putting green root zone mixes, and alternative spikes.