Many leisure activities involve the use of turf as a surface. Grass surfaces on golf courses, bowling clubs, cricket pitches, racetracks, and parks all require maintenance by trained personnel.
International Turf Management Handbook is written by a team of international experts. It covers all aspects of turf management and in particular
* the selection and establishment of grass varieties
* soils, irrigation and drainage
* performance testing and playing qualities
* issues relating to specific playing surfaces
In its depth of coverage and detailed practical advice from around the world this comprehensive handbook is destined to become the standard reference work on the subject.
Table of Contents
Introduction, identification and selection, growth physiology and ecology, design and construction, establishment and revegetation, soils and related problems, nutrition and fertilizers, machinery and equipment., plant health and protection, workplace orientation and communication, health and safety, business and finance, contracts and specifications, playing quality and performance testing, workplace calculations, formulae and calibration, Surface Standards Development: Golf courses, bowling greens, sportsfield and arena management, racetrack management, cricket wicket management