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Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides (new book)

The arrival of Dr. Latin's new fungicide book for the turfgrass industry has been highly anticipated and was basically unveiled at the Golf Industry Show last week. I was fortunate enough to get a copy of the book from the bookstore before copies ran out and even more fortunate to have Dr. Latin sign a copy (although I interrupted an interview he was having with a potential grad student to get it). As with any profession, continued education is a must and this is definitely one book that you want to have on your shelf. You can purchase your copy at the APS website. The book is currently on sale for $119.95 and although it's not cheap, someone has to support Dr. Latin's golf habit it is well worth the price.

Here is some information about the book from the American Phytopathological Society (the book's publisher):

  • Turf Fungicide Fundamentals
  • Modes of Action of Fungicides
  • Fungicide Resistance
  • Factors That Influence Fungicide Performance
  • Biofungicides, Phosphonates, and Post-Patent Products
  • Fungicide Interactions
  • Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control
  • Fungicide Regulation
  • Interpreting Fungicide Performance Research
  • Turf Disease Characteristics and Control
  • Turf Fungicide Profiles
  • Index
Delivers Proven Strategies for Turf Fungicide Management
  • Provides turf managers with a sound foundation and understanding of how and why fungicides work by explaining how they move within the plant (phytomobility) and how they stop fungal growth (mode of action)
  • Explains how to integrate disease-control chemicals with essential management practices and shows how a variety of plant, pathogen, and environmental factors can influence fungicide performance.
  • Describes different approaches to scheduling fungicide applications—based on damage thresholds, days between sprays, and environmental conditions—explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and enabling development of effective strategies and tactics for disease control.
  • Supplies a single source for accurate, current descriptions and control recommendations for more than two dozen damaging turf diseases caused by fungi.
  • Separates anecdotal fungicide selection information from valid research results and explains how to interpret research reports using examples describing the effectiveness of fungicide products.
To the right is my copy signed by the Great Doctor!

    One response to “Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides (new book)”

    Keith Angilly said...

    Nice "golf habit" about the pot calling the kettle black!

    Looks like a good book. :)

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