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Creeping Bentgrass Management, Second Edition

Creeping Bentgrass Management, Second Edition by Peter H. Dernoeden
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The Nature of Summer Stresses
Wilt and Drought Stress
Heat Stress
Soil Temperature and Rooting
Wet Soils in Summer
Wet Organic Layers
Dry Organic Layers
Sand–Soil Layers
Shade and Poor Air Circulation
Prolonged Overcast Weather

Cultural Practices for Summer Stress Management
Creeping Bentgrass Cultivars
Scalping and Puffy Greens
Grain and Grooming
Thatch and Mat Layers
Coring and Other Aeration Practices
Vertical Cutting
Irrigation Practices
Summer Fertilization and Soil pH
Surface and Subsurface Drainage
Common Pesticide Injuries

Selected Biotic and Abiotic Maladies of Bentgrass
Red or Purple Golf Greens in Winter and Spring
Summer Bentgrass Decline
Some Causes for Yellow Spots, Speckles, Patches, or Generally Chlorotic Creeping Bentgrass
Bentgrass Collar Decline
Etiolated Tiller Syndrome
Acidovorax Disease
Senectopathic Disorders
Yellow Spot

Selected Creeping Bentgrass Diseases and Pathogens
Pythium-Induced Root Dysfunction
Yellow Tuft
Anthracnose Basal Rot and Foliar Blight
Take-All Patch
Dollar Spot
Rhizoctonia Diseases
Pythium Blight
Summer Patch
Dead Spot
Fairy Ring
Superficial Fairy Ring
Localized Dry Spot or Dry Patch
Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

Biological Approaches to Turf Disease Management
Organic Fertilizers and Amendments
Microbial Activity in Sand-Based Rootzones
Biological Inoculants
Genetic Transformation

Understanding Modern Turf Fungicides
Factors Governing Fungicide Use Decisions
Fungicide Mobility in Plants
Chemical Groups and Modes of Action
Evolution in the Use of Turf Fungicides
Fungicides of Microbial Origin
Fungicide-Induced Resistance
Resistance Management
Other Nontarget Effects of Fungicides
Environmental Fate of Fungicides
Tank-Mixing Fungicides and Synergism
Fungicide Application

Herbicides for Creeping Bentgrass
Crabgrass and Goosegrass Control
Broadleaf Weed Control
Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua) Control
Bacterial Wilt and Other Diseases Specific to Annual Bluegrass
Yellow and Purple Nutsedge and Kyllinga Control in Creeping Bentgrass
Dealing With Soil Residues of Preemergence and Other Herbicides
Controlling Primitive Plants: Blue-Green Algae and Moss

Use of Plant Growth Regulators on Creeping Bentgrass
Annual Bluegrass Suppression and Maintenance with Plant Growth Regulators
Annual Bluegrass Seedhead Suppression

Greens Renovation with Fumigants
Fairway Renovation with Herbicides and Plant Growth Regulators

Selected Invertebrate Pests
Annual Bluegrass Weevils
Turfgrass Ants
Black Cutworms
Sod and Subterranean Webworms
Cicada Killer or Sand Wasps


Chapters include a summary and bibliography.

CRC Press; June 2012
359 pages; ISBN 9781466509931
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Author: Peter H. Dernoeden
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