The second edition of Turfgrass Water Conservation brings clear, current, science-based information on turfgrass management and water conservation to turf managers and researchers.
Second edition of Turfgrass Water Conservation coming out
Advances in the science and technologies of turfgrass water use result in an updated edition of a widely used reference book.
The anticipated second edition of Turfgrass Water Conservation brings clear, current, science-based information on turfgrass management and water conservation to turf managers and researchers alike.
Since the first edition of this widely used reference book was released in 1985, the science of turfgrass water use and water conservation has made significant gains. Now two turfgrass experts have prepared the second edition to bring readers’ attention to the many advances in the science and technologies of turfgrass water use.
Included for the first time in Turfgrass Water Conservation (University of California—Agriculture and Natural Resources – 2011) are the environmental impact of water use on turf; policy issues; expanded relationships with the landscape; and water use efficiency in soils modified for high quality or high traffic turf. Inside you‘ll find current under-standings of water use as well as new technologies being researched to reduce water use by turfgrass.
Attention is paid to water quality and turfgrass as a key part of the urban environment, how integrating turfgrass with other landscape uses of water can be part of a conservation plan, and how various water qualities, including reclaimed water, can be part of a management plan.
The 164 page book covers a variety of important topics including: advances in drought, heat, and salinity stress tolerance; the role of water in modified root zone media and native soils; water management technologies; considerations for construction and management of urban green spaces including parks and golf courses, and water depletion and pesticide and nutrient runoff.
The book also includes 10 tables and figures, 20 color photos, a U.S. customary to metric conversion table, and an 8-page glossary.
According to Stephen T. Cockerham, the superintendent of agricultural operations at the University of California, Riverside, who co-edited the second edition with Bernd Leinauer, a turfgrass specialist at New Mexico State University, a particularly valuable feature of the second edition is the chapter consisting of practical information, gleaned from each technical chapter. The practicum is geared especially for practitioners, administrators in planning and operations, politicians, public agencies, educators and student. The new edition also features articles by many authors from the first edition, Cockerham said. Contributors also include many of today‘s young scientists on the cutting-edge of turfgrass research.
The second edition of Turfgrass Water Conservation may be purchased by going to the University of California ANR Catalog site at http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/Items/3523.aspx.