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Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals - Anne R. Leslie

Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1994
ISBN: 9780873713504
Number Of Pages: 676

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This essential reference provides complete coverage of integrated pest management (IPM). With more than 40 recognized experts, the book thoroughly details the rationale and benefits of employing an IPM plan and provides technical information on each aspect from cultural practices to choosing when and how to use chemicals. It also brings together research work on pest problems with information on the practical implementation of the tools. Case studies of successful operations are provided as well.

"Its combination of practical information with good descriptions of biology and sometimes esoteric behavioral information is rare and refreshing...This book is highly recommended both for the professional and the general reader." -Pest Management Library-Old & New "If you really want to get serious about integrated pest management (IPM), then this book should be on the top of your reading list." - New Zealand Turf Management Journal

Toward Sustainable Lawn Turfp. 3
The Special Needs of Treesp. 17
Fate of Pesticides in the Turfgrass Environmentp. 29
Sewage Sludge Compost for Establishment and Maintenance of Turfgrassp. 45
Integrated Resource Managementp. 53
Effects of Pesticides on Beneficial Invertebrates in Turfp. 59
Determining the Health of the Soilp. 73
Physical Problems of Fine-Textured Soilsp. 79
Physical Problems of Coarse-Textured Soilsp. 85
Principles of Turfgrass Growth and Developmentp. 91
Choosing the Right Grass to Fit the Environmentp. 99
Integrating Cultural and Pest Management Practices for Sod Productionp. 115
Advances in Implementing IPM for Woody Landscape Plantsp. 125
Calibrating Turfgrass Chemical Application Equipmentp. 143
Simple Hand Sprayer Calibrationp. 163
Siting and Design Considerations to Enhance the Environmental Benefits of Golf Coursesp. 167
Design and Management of Constructed Ponds: Minimizing Environmental Hazardsp. 173
Minimizing Environmental Impact by Golf Course Development: A Method and Some Case Studiesp. 185
Pest Management Strategies for Golf Coursesp. 193
Survival of Trees in Metropolitan Areasp. 205
IPM: A Seattle Street Tree Case Studyp. 213
Major Insect Pests of Turf in the U.S.p. 219
Major Insect Pests of Ornamental Trees and Shrubsp. 237
Symptomology and Management of Common Turfgrass Diseases in the Transition Zone and Northern Regionsp. 249
Understanding Turfgrass Growth Regulationp. 267
Turfgrass Weed Management - An IPM Approachp. 275
Plan Before You Plant: A Five-Step Process for Developing a Landscape Weed Management Planp. 293
Weed Management Guide for Herbaceous Ornamentalsp. 301
IPM of Wildflower-Grass Mixes in the Eastern U.S.p. 315
Turfgrass Insect Detection and Sampling Techniquesp. 331
Use of Insect Attractants in Protection of Ornamental Plantsp. 337
Life Cycles and Population Monitoring of Pest Mole Cricketsp. 345
Decision-Making Factors for Management of Fire Ants and White Grubs in Turfgrassp. 351
Timing Controls for Insect Pests of Woody Ornamentalsp. 361
A Case Study of the Impact of the Soil Environment on Insect/Pathogen Interactions: Scarabs in Turfgrassp. 369
Disease Management for Warm-Season Turfgrassesp. 387
Use of Disease Models for Turfgrass Management Decisionsp. 397
Managing Cool-Season Lawn Grasses to Minimize Disease Severityp. 405
Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseasesp. 409
IPM for Tree and Shrub Diseasesp. 429
Beneficial Insects and Mitesp. 443
Commercial Biological Controls for Insect and Mite Pests of Ornamentalsp. 455
Inoculative Biological Control of Mole Cricketsp. 467
Nematodes as Bioinsecticides in Turf and Ornamentalsp. 477
Biological Control for Plant-Parasitic Nematodes Attacking Turf and Ornamentalsp. 491
Microbial Control of Insect Pests of Landscape Plantsp. 503
The Role of Endophytes in IPM for Turfp. 521
Stress Tolerance of Endophyte-Infected Turfgrassp. 529
Botanical Insecticides and Insecticidal Soapsp. 541
Oils as Pesticides for Ornamental Plantsp. 557
Golf Course Turf Pest Monitoring Program: 1991 Final Reportp. 585
Avoid IPM Implementation Pitfallsp. 591
An Award-Winning Management Planp. 597
A Lawn Care Alternative Servicep. 603
Maintenance of Infields and Other Bare Soil Areasp. 611
IPM in Municipal Parks Maintenance - A Case Studyp. 613
The Turfgrass Information File and Turfbytep. 615
Enhancing Technology Transfer to the Homeownerp. 621
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ISBN: 9780873713504
ISBN-10: 0873713508
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 676
Published: 1st June 1994
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.66
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 1