The Mathematics Of Turfgrass Maintenance

by Michael L. Agnew, Nick Christians

Wiley | January 9, 2008 | Hardcover

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Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples -- and now with 20 percent more content -- this book covers the type of mathematical problems that golf course superintendents face every day. You'll learn how to handle budgeting estimates and figure how much fertilizer or pesticide you should buy. You'll also find guidance on the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other aspects of golf course operation that require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. Whatever the management calculation may be, this book has the solution you need! Example problems and answers help you get the job done right.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.64 in

Published: January 9, 2008

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 047004845X

ISBN - 13: 9780470048450

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The Mathematics Of Turfgrass Maintenance

by Michael L. Agnew, Nick Christians

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.64 in

Published: January 9, 2008

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 047004845X

ISBN - 13: 9780470048450

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Area Measurement Calculations.

Chapter 3. Volume Calculations.

Chapter 4. Fertilizer Calculations.

Chapter 5. Pesticide Calculations.

Chapter 6. Spreader and Sprayer Calibration.

Chapter 7. Irrigation Calculations.

Chapter 8. Seeding Rate Calculations.

Chapter 9. Application of Small Amounts of Material to Greenhouse Pots and Small Field Plots.

Appendix A. Conversion Factors.

Appendix B. Answers to Problems.

Index.

From the Publisher

Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples -- and now with 20 percent more content -- this book covers the type of mathematical problems that golf course superintendents face every day. You'll learn how to handle budgeting estimates and figure how much fertilizer or pesticide you should buy. You'll also find guidance on the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other aspects of golf course operation that require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. Whatever the management calculation may be, this book has the solution you need! Example problems and answers help you get the job done right.

From the Jacket

Everything you want to know about turfgrass calculations—now even more complete

A great deal of mathematical knowledge is required of golf course management. From budgeting estimates to ordering topdressing, to irrigation volume and coverage, to many other parts of golf course operation, a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles and the ability to relate those principles to real-world situations is an absolute must.

This new and expanded edition of this classic reference is loaded with all the information you need, covering the mathematical problems that a golf course superintendent faces every day, along with many sample situations. Now offering more models and problems, along with detailed answers, this is an ideal reference for anyone studying for GCSAA certification. Each chapter relies on using mathematical proportions and a logical, methodical approach to solve problems. Some of the topics featured include:

Area calculations

Volume calculations

Fertilizer and pesticide calculations

Achieving precise spreader and sprayer calibrations

Irrigation calculations

Seeding rate calculations

Application of small amounts of materials to greenhouse pots

About the Author

Nick E. Christians, PhD, is a professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and is the recipient of numerous honors, includingthe Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Sciences and?the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award. Michael L. Agnew, PhD, is a senior field technical manager at Syngenta Professional Products, Greensboro, North Carolina, and former associate professor and turfgrass extension specialist at Iowa State University.