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The transition zone is the toughest area in which to maintain quality turf. It is a zone where temperature and precipitation vary greatly from season to season and where more intensive maintenance of seasonal grasses is required.This is the only book to cover the maintenance of intensive turfgrasses found in such zones. Easy to read and practical this book offers the superintendent or turf manager accessible information in a complex and difficult area. This is the only book to cover the maintenance of intensive turfgrasses found in the transition zones It addresses the basic science of growth cycles, nutrients and fertilisers, in an accessible way, so that that turf managers can easily locate and understand the information they need It covers all aspects of cultural practices including mowing and irrigation Features information on diseases and insects specific to the transition zone

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471476092
ISBN-10: 0471476099
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 165mm x 27mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John H. Dunn

JOHN DUNN, PHD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he taught and conducted research in turfgrass management and physiology. His research focus was on temperature stress physiology of turfgrasses. Within this general area, he directed his principal effort toward the study of cold hardiness of zoysiagrass and other warm season grasses. KENNETH DIESBURG, PHD, is a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and General Agriculture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where he coordinates the Turfgrass Management Breeding and Research program.