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References

The following list has been compiled by the faculty and staff of the UMass Extension Turf Program to provide sources of information about turf management. No endorsement of any of the authors, publishers, or editors is implied or intended. Furthermore, this list should not be interpreted as a complete list of the available materials related to the field. Check back with this page periodically as new reference materials will be added as they become available, updated, or brought to our attention. Don't forget to check out our own Printed Publications.

General Turf | Specialized Turf | Golf | Lawns, Grounds, and Sports | Diseases | Insects | Weeds

General Turf References:

Beard, J.B. 1973. Turfgrass: Science and Culture. Prentice-Hall/Pearson Higher Education. (800) 922-0579. https://www.pearsonhighered.com/

Christians, N.E., A.J. Patton and Q.D. Law., 2016. Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management - Fifth Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Danneberger, T.K., 1993. Turfgrass Ecology and Management. G.I.E. Media Inc., Cleveland, OH. (800) 456-0707; http://www.giemedia.com

Emmons, R and F. Rossi. 2015. Turfgrass Science and Management – Fifth Edition. Delmar Learning/Cengage. (617) 289-7700; http://www.cengage.com

Fry, J. and B. Huang. 2004. Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Turgeon, A.J., 2012. Turfgrass Management – Ninth Edition. Prentice-Hall/Pearson Higher Education. (800) 922-0579. https://www.pearsonhighered.com/

Specialized Turf References:

Abbey, T.M. Turfgrass Nutrient and Integrated Pest Management Manual. UConn IPM Program. http://www.store.uconn.edu/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=433&category_id=43&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=3

Ali, A.D., and C.L. Elmore. 1989. Turfgrass Pests. Univ. Of Calif. Div. Of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239.

Beard, J.B., H.J. Beard and J.C. Beard. 2013. Turfgrass History and Literature: Golf, Lawns and Sports. Michigan State University Press. (517) 355-9543; http://msupress.msu.edu

Brede, D. 2000. Turfgrass Maintenance Reduction Handbook: Sports, Lawns, and Golf. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Carrow, R.N., D.V. Waddington, and P.E. Rieke. 2002. Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems: Assessment and Management. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Carrow, R.N., and R.R. Duncan.1998. Best Management Practices for Saline and Sodic Turfgrass Soils: Assessment and Reclamation. CRC Press. (800) 272-7737; https://www.crcpress.com/

Carrow, R.N., and R.R. Duncan.1998. Salt-Affected Turfgrass Sites: Assessment and Management. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Christians, N. and M.L. Agnew. 2008. The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance – Fourth Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Dernoeden, P.H., 2012. Creeping Bentgrass Management - Second Edition. CRC Press. (800) 272-7737; https://www.crcpress.com/

Duncan, R.R., R.N. Carrow, and M.T. Huck. 2008. Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management. CRC Press. (800) 272-7737; https://www.crcpress.com/

Fagerness, M. and R. Johns. 2003. Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides: A Practitioner's Guide. McGraw-Hill Professional. (877) 833-5524; https://www.mhprofessional.com/

Fermanian, T.W., M.C. Shurtleff, R. Randell, H.T. Wilkinson, and P.L. Nixon. 2003. Controlling Turfgrass Pests – Third Edition. Prentice-Hall/Pearson Higher Education. (800) 922-0579. https://www.pearsonhighered.com/

Gussack, E., and F.S. Rossi. 2001. Turfgrass Problems: Picture Clues and Management Options – Second Edition. (3.5” x 7” pocket book). Cornell University PALS Publishing. (607) 255-7654; http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu

Leslie, A.R. 1994. Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals. CRC Press. (800) 272-7737; https://www.crcpress.com/

Turgeon, A.J. and J.M. Vargas. 2005. The Turf Problem Solver: Case Studies and Solutions for Environmental, Cultural and Pest Problems. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Vargas, J.M., and A.J. Turgeon. 2003. Poa annua: Physiology, Culture, and Control of Annual Bluegrass. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Watschke, T.L., P.H. Dernoeden, and D.J. Shetlar. 2013. Managing Turfgrass Pests - Second Edition. CRC Press. (800) 272-7737; https://www.crcpress.com/

Golf Turf References:

Balogh, J.C.and W.J. Walker (Eds.). 1992. Golf Course Management and Construction: Environmental Issues. CRC Press. (800) 272-7737; https://www.crcpress.com/

Barrett, J., B. Vinchesi, R. Dobson, P. Roche, and D. Zoldoske. 2003. Golf Course Irrigation: Environmental Design and Management Practices. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Beard, J.B. 2001. Turf Management for Golf Courses – Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Graves, R.M and G.S. Cornish. 1998. Golf Course Design. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Hurdzan, M.J. 2004. Golf Greens: History, Design, and Construction. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Hurdzan, M.J. 2005. Golf Course Architecture: Evolutions in Design, Construction and Restoration Technology - Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

McCarty, L.B. 2011. Best Golf Course Management Practices - Third Edition. Prentice-Hall/Pearson Higher Education. (800) 922-0579. https://www.pearsonhighered.com/

Nikolai, T.A. 2004. The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Pira, E. 1997. A Guide to Golf Course Irrigation System Design and Drainage. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Sachs, P.D and R.T. Luff, 2002. Ecological Golf Course Management. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Schumann, G.L., P.J. Vittum, M.L. Elliott, and P.P. Cobb. 1998. IPM Handbook for Golf Courses. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Witteveen, G. and M. Bavier. 2012. Practical Golf Course Maintenance: The Magic of Greenkeeping - Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Lawn, Grounds, and Sports Turf References:

Beard, J.B. 2005. Beard's Turfgrass Encyclopedia For Golf Courses, Grounds, Lawns, Sports Fields. Michigan State University Press. (517) 355-9543; http://msupress.msu.edu

Mellor, D.R. 2001. Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Puhalla, J., J. Krans, and M. Goatley. 2003. Baseball and Softball Fields: Design, Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Puhalla, J., J. Krans, and M. Goatley. 2002. Sports Fields: Design, Construction and Maintenance - Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Sachs, P.D. 1996. Handbook of Successful Ecological Lawn Care. The Edaphic Press. P.O. Box 107, Newbury, Vermont 05051; (802) 222-4277

Sachs, P.D. 2004. Managing Healthy Sports Fields: A Guide to Using Organic Materials for Low-Maintenance and Chemical-Free Playing Fields. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Turf Disease References:

Clarke, B.B. and A.B. Gould.1993. Turfgrass Patch Diseases Caused by Ectotrophic Root-infecting Fungi. APS Press. (651) 454-7250; http://www.apsnet.org

Latin, R. 2011. A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides. APS Press. (651) 454-7250; http://www.apsnet.org

Couch, H. B. 2000. The Turfgrass Disease Handbook. Krieger Publishing Co., 1725 Krieger Drive, Malabar, FL  32950. (321) 724-9542; http://www.krieger-publishing.com

Smiley, R.W., P.H. Dernoeden, and B.B. Clarke. 2005. Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases – Third Edition. APS Press. (651) 454-7250; http://www.apsnet.org

Tani, T., and J.B. Beard. 1997. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Vargas, J. 2004. Management of Turfgrass Diseases – Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Turf Insect References:

Brandenburg, R.L. and C.P. Freeman. 2012. Handbook of Turfgrass Insects. APS Press. (651) 454-7250; http://www.apsnet.org

Niemczyk, H. D. 2001. Destructive Turf Insects – Second Edition. G.I.E. Media Inc., Valley View, OH. (800) 456-0707; http://www.giemedia.com

Potter, D. A. 1998. Destructive Turfgrass Insects: Biology, Diagnosis, and Control. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Shetlar, D., P. Heller, and P. Irish. 1990. Turfgrass Insect and Mite Manual – Third Edition. Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council, PO Box 550 Boalsburg, PA 16827-0550. (814) 237-0767. https://paturf.org/

Vittum, P., M. G. Villani, and H. Tashiro. 1999. Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada – Second Edition. Cornell University Press, (607) 277-2338 x 251; http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu

Turf Weed References

McCarty, L.B., J.W. Everest, D.W. Hall, T.R. Murphy, and F. Yelverton. 2008. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds – Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons. (877) 762-2974; http://www.wiley.com

Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal, and J.M. Ditomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press/Comstock Publishing (607) 277-2338 x 251; http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu