Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds by L. B. McCarty; John W. Everest; David W. Hall; Tim R. Murphy; Fred YelvertonIdentify and control weeds with this colorful, expanded edition--with bonus CD For more than a decade, the Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds has been the leading authority for green industry professionals in their ongoing quest to control weeds and limit deleterious effects: the weed clumps, color variation, and unsightly patches that disrupt turf uniformity. The Second Edition of this essential resource has been expanded and updated to provide control information that professionals need to maintain the quality that is so vital to the golf, sports field, and managed landscape industries. This new and expanded edition includes these vital updates: 50 new weed profiles, plus 400 additional, high-quality, full-color photographs featuring photographs of the weed in habit, the seedhead or flower, and in some cases, what the weed looks like when dormant An accompanying CD that features more than 1,000 photographs Valuable control strategies and recommendations for every weed Each weed alphabetically arranged by family and scientific name An alphabetical index that shows all the weeds featured
Publication Date: 2008-01-28
Urban Horticulture by Tina Marie Waliczek; Jayne M. ZajicekIn the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public green spaces within cities are disappearing and people are spending more time with electronic devices than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the importance of horticulture to the lives, health, and well-being of urban populations. It includes contributions from experts in research and practice from across the United States, discussing the history, importance, and benefits of selected topics in urban horticulture. This book examines types of public and private communities as well as state and federal programs to promote urban horticulture, including their history, management and administration, programming, evaluation, funding, and the benefits they provide to individuals and communities. It also reviews past and current research on school, community, public, and prison gardens. While not a straightforward textbook, it is adaptable to classroom learning, as each chapter features: Objectives Key terms A summary Review questions Enrichment activities Suggestions for further reading The book also includes case studies and online access to examples of PowerPoint presentations that can be used in the classroom or web-based courses. Useful for researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students, Urban Horticulture is a flexible resource that details how passive and active interaction with plants enriches people's lives. It presents several cases that illustrate how such interactions improve physical and mental health, quality of life, social well-being, and community growth.
Publication Date: 2016-01-15
Edible Gardens by Elizabeth Tehle Peters (Editor); Elizabeth Ennis (Illustrator)Turn good eats into a gorgeous garden! Featuring everything from easy-to-grow annuals to long-fruiting perennials, this encyclopedia of edible plants offers colorful profiles highlighting each plants ornamental attributes, origins, use as food, and cultivation requirements. A portfolio of garden designs-including a home orchard, American potager, childrens garden, container gardens, and school garden-provides inspiration for home and professional gardeners alike. Additional information on organic care and sustainable techniques (slow gardening, permaculture, building soil) completes this hands-on guide.
Publication Date: 2011-09-06
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Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada by Patricia J. VittumIt is a critical reference work that any serious turf professional should own.
Publication Date: 2020-08-15
Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies by Harish Chandra Prasad Singh (Editor); Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao (Editor); Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankar (Editor)Climate change, a global phenomenon, has attracted scientists to contribute in anticipatory research to mitigate adverse impacts, which are more important for horticulture, considering that the scenario is in the midst of revolution, reaching the production level of 250 million tonnes in India. Impacts of climate variability have, invariably, profound influence on production and quality. An understanding of the impacts and relevant adaptation strategies are of foremost importance to sustain the productivity and profitability of horticulture crops in the climate change scenario, which necessitates synthesis of current knowledge to develop strategies for adaptation and mitigation to achieve climate-resilient horticulture. The book Climate-resilient horticulture: adaptation and mitigation strategies addresses the effects of climate change on different horticultural crops and focuses on the adaptation strategies based on the scientific knowledge generated by the experts in different agro-climatic regions in India. Issues have been covered in various chapters to make this book a treasure of knowledge in horticulture vis-a-vis climate change. Some of the crops included in the book are apple, grapes, cashew, banana, litchi, mango, coconut, oil palm, potato, tomato, cucurbits and flowers. In addition to strategies to be adapted in these crops, various other important aspects like carbon sequestration, pests and diseases, and urban landscaping are also covered in the book. Information on climatic risks and adaptation options for resilience in horticultural crops and future strategies and information on pest and disease dynamics on horticultural crops in relation to climate change and available mitigation strategies have also been documented. The book is edited by Dr H P Singh, a visionary leader, and his colleagues, which will be highly valuable to research workers, students, policy planners and farmers to understand and checkmate the adverse effect of climate change, so as to convert weakness into opportunity.
Publication Date: 2013-03-15
Great Lakes Rocks by Stephen E. KeslerThe geologic story of the Great Lakes region is one of the most remarkable of any place on Earth. Great Lakes Rocks takes readers on this fascinating journey through geologic history, beginning with an investigation of the surface features--the hills and valleys, waterfalls and caves, and the Great Lakes themselves--that we encounter on a daily basis. From there the book digs deeper into the past, and readers learn about the amazing techniques geologists have used to reconstruct the events that shaped this region millions and even billions of years before humans set foot on Earth. Throughout, the book gives special attention to the link between the region's geology and its modern history, including the impacts of geology on settlement patterns as well as the development of industries and the present-day economy. Other discussed topics include natural hazards that are geologic in nature, including earthquakes, floods, landslides, and coastal erosion, as well as information on rocks, minerals, and ancient life seen in fossils. Written for nonspecialist readers, this book provides a detailed but easy-to-follow introduction to the geology of the Great Lakes region, and it is an ideal fit for introductory geology courses, including those aimed at nonscience majors.