A professional book for chemical and pesticide applications in turf and landscapes. The book will start with a history of chemical and pesticide use in this industry and follow the technological progression that has occurred through the 20th century to the present. The book covers the basic principles and properties of chemicals and pesticides as well as the interpretation of the often detailed technical information that accompanies this material. Practical discussions of the three primary pesticide groups, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, will be supplemented with a chapter on additional chemicals used in the industry. The body of the text will be summed up through detailed but practical discussions of proper application strategies and strategies for responsible chemical use and pest management. Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides will offer both sufficient background for the reader to understand the basis for using chemicals and pesticides in turf and landscape and the relevant detail needed to execute the application from start to finish. The book will also provide the rationale for and the information needed to develop pest control and chemical management strategies for immediate use in the turf and landscape industry. A great resource for professionals in lawn care and maintenance; for golf course superintendents; or professional landscape designers.
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