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The essential resource for managing turfgrasses in the Transition Zone In the Transition Zone, where temperature and precipitation vary greatly from season to season, maintaining healthy, high-quality turfgrass requires year-round focus. Turfgrass managers must practice intensive maintenance of cool-season grasses or use warm-season grasses, which become dormant in the cool days of fall and winter. Turf Management in the Transition Zone covers all the fundamental principles of maintaining turfgrass in this complex growing area. It helps turfgrass managers in transition areas develop a deeper understanding of: The growth cycles of cool- and warm-season grasses Turfgrass physiology, nutrition, and soil science Cultural practices, including mowing and irrigation Management of climate-specific diseases and insects Complete with more than 100 illustrations and tables,Turf Management in the Transition Zone offers expert advice for everyday turf-maintenance issues faced by golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, greenkeepers, lawn care specialists, and golf course architects and builders.
JOHN DUNN, PHD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he taught and conducted research in turfgrass management and physiology. His research focus was on temperature stress physiology of turfgrasses. Within this general area, he directed his principal effort toward the study of cold hardiness of zoysiagrass and other warm season grasses. KENNETH DIESBURG, PHD, is a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and General Agriculture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where he coordinates the Turfgrass Management Breeding and Research program.