Best Golf Course Management Practices,Second Edition is the most complete and up-to-date guidebook and reference for those studying turfgrass management, including golf courses and sports fields. Written by top turfgrass scientists, this book provides in-depth information and tips on growing grass with minimum inputs. Included are chapters on the best turfgrasses for golf courses; preventing and managing environmental stresses such as cold, drought, and heat stress; golf course design and maintenance considerations for environmentally friendly turf; pest management; and irrigation water quality and quantity. The latest research and applied trends on pest control, soils and soil amendments, fertilizers and fertilization strategies, drainage, green's construction options, bentgrass/poa and bermudagrass green management, and the latest labor and budget requirements for maintaining modern golf facilities are included. FEATURING: A new chapter on budgets and personnel management Recent changes in pesticides, fertilizers, grasses, and management techniques and strategies have been added Latest updates on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies and procedures Revised color photographs on the most destructive diseases and other problematic pests and management situations for golf coursesMcCarty, L. B. is the author of 'Best Golf Course Management Practices Construction, Watering, Fertilizing, Cultural Practices, and Pest Management Strategies to Maintain Golf Course Turf With Minimum Environmental impact', published 2004 under ISBN 9780131397934 and ISBN 0131397931.