ECOLOGICAL GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT
Paul D. Sachs and Richard T. Luft
The most comprehensive work ever done on Ecological Turf Management. It's a must-have for any superintendent interested in reducing or eliminating chemical pesticide use and people who really like maintaining a healthy lawn.
It has been said that the only sure things in life are death and taxes but, for golf course superintendents, the requirement to reduce or eliminate pesticides may soon be added to that list. Even those who own peoperty near lakes, streams and ocean fronts and take care of it themselves will be required to use organic methiods soon. This book will help you do that.
Indeed, for some it is already mandated. Like it or not the environmental movement is gaining momentum and it is not going to go away. Managing large areas of turf is not an easy task but may soon be daunting if chemical tools are no longer an option for those who aren't already versed in organic soil technology and methods.
Ecological Golf Course Management addresses the concerns of both the superintendent and the environmentalist. This book approaches quality turf management through an understanding of turf ecosystem dynamics conveyed in easy-to-read text. The turf manager will gain critical knowledge of natural soil system dynamics that has never been discussed in turf books before. This book focuses on managing the health and welfare of all soil organisms from a single-celled bacterium to fully developed turf plants and connects the reader to the important and relevant interactions between them. It points out ways to exploit natural plant defense systems that have been largely ignored and to engage many of the powerful allies that live above and below ground.