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1. The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive
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2. Turf Management for Golf Courses,
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3. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds
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4. Soils for Fine Wines
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5. Sports Fields: A Manual for Construction
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6. The Botanist and the Vintner :
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7. Physiology and Biotechnology Integration
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8. Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable
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9. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases
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10. Land Change Science : Observing,
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11. Mushrooms: Cultivation, Nutritional
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12. Chemical Pesticides: Mode of Action
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13. The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance,
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14. Plants and Society
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15. Biological Control of Invasive
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16. Seashore Paspalum : The Environmental
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17. Destructive Turfgrass Insects
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18. World Vegetables: Principles,
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19. Turf Managers' Handbook for Golf
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20. Biotechnology : An Agricultural

1. The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use
by Greg Green
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Asin: 1931160171
Catlog: Book (2003-10-27)
Publisher: Green Candy Press
Sales Rank: 3760
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This guide offers methods for growers who want to maximize the yield and potency of their crop. It explains the "Screen of Green" technique that gives a higher yield using fewer plants, an important development for American growers who, if caught, are penalized according to number of plants. The Cannabis Grow Bible is an authoritative source that features almost 200 color and black-and-white photographs, charts, and tables. With an emphasis on the day-to-day aspects of maintaining a garden and European expertise, this book ensures that growers will enjoy a successful harvest. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars You will learn much here to keep you growing for years
If growers do not learn something new from every page in this book then they have slept through it. Every single section I have read has something new for me. This book really is that good. The layout is done like a growing plant. There is a list of good referrals for potent seeds in the back sections. The text is authoritative and does not go off topic. Many readers may find this too scientific but if you are a grower then you will know how important this science is. It will not teach you how to get a green thumb but it will give everything you need to know about cannabis and how to grow it. I recommend it for the attention to detail and procedure type descriptions. A very professional marijuana book to own.

5-0 out of 5 stars A grow book from a good grower
This is a grow book from a good grower. That is really all you need to know because there is nothing else like that if you have done your research right. The Cannabis Bible reads and looks like a proper book. If you have been sick of reading books that are strung together by bad binding or look self published then do not let that put you off this one. This is a very different book to those. This book reads and looks like a proper growing manual and the bulk of the work is dedicated to growing. This book is a very big book but big on the information. Point to any page, line or passage at random and learn something new about cannabis. It is like that. This book does not beat about the bush and instead shows you how to grow great bushes. If there is any book you want to read then this is the book that you really want. Why settle for anything less than a grow book from a grower for growers who want to grow.

On closing this review I leave a link to what I produced using this book. http://buddyman.iwarp.com/buddyman.htm

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I got sick and tired of buying an oz every month, so I decided that I would roll up my sleeves and turn my thumbs green. I bought a professionally built grow cabinet with a Turbo Tank and a 400watt HPS. I searched local bookstores, but none carry any books of this nature, so I turned to Amazon. Anyway, the book is great! I was a first time grower, with little knowledge about the marihuana cultivation. The book contains very detailed information regarding the different growing processes. From seed germination all the way to cooking recipes are in this book. I would HIGHly recommend this book to a first time grower! Growing was the easiest thing I have ever done!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book for people who have an interest
This book is simply amazing. Green supplies all the facts a new grower needs to turn out a successful crop. I purchased this book only as a reference, and it has boosted my knowledge about the cultivation of cannabis, and about the plant itself. If you are looking for an easy to read, informative book about Cannabis, than this book is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars I prefer this book
This is the newest cannabis grow book with the latest information. The deep hydroponics chapter was what I really needed to read the most but beside that I also learned much more. This book also has outdoor growing, so it is not just an indoor book. It is now the most used in my marijuana book collection and I would direct anyone to try this book out before anything else. It is the most understandable one of the lot and will show you how to directly obtain potent seeds. You can't go wrong with it. ;) ... Read more


2. Turf Management for Golf Courses, 2nd Edition
by James B Beard
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Asin: 1575040921
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 102369
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Commonly referred to as "Beard's Bible," after Dr. James B. Beard, the internationally recognized turfgrass agronomist who wrote it, the first edition of this essential work sold over 50,000. Since then, Dr. Beard has spent 16 years compiling his scientific research to update his original best-seller, which is written in conjunction with the entire USGA Green Section and covers every practical and technical aspect of turfgrass management, maintenance, and operation. This new edition also boasts hundreds of new color photographs, color drawings, and useful tables that illustrate Dr. Beard's research-proven techniques. Now you can put Dr. Beard's three-decades of experience, and the collective field experience of the USGA Green Section, on your desk in the most complete, most detailed, and most useful manual-of-practice ever published. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is simply a good book
I use this book at school for a class called "golf course organization and maintenace." It is geared directly to golf courses. The fact of the matter is that it covers every imaginable aspect of golf course maintenance and operations, and I do mean everything. In my opinion there is no other book more valuable for persons training to be golf course superintendents. If your already a superintendent I'm sure it would still be a wise decision to purchase this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars better turf management !!
this book will heip even the greats turf managers around the world, ... Read more


3. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds
by L. B.McCarty, J. W.Everest, D. W.Hall, T. R.Murphy, F.Yelverton
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Asin: 1575041421
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 619631
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Weeds can cause many problems in turf situations. One of most undesirable characteristics of weed infestation is the disruption of turf uniformityso vital to the golf, sports field, and managed landscape industry. Weed clumps, color variation, and patches can drive turf managers crazy, and have a pronounced effect on the perceived quality of the maintenance program. Very often, weeds are the results of weakened turf and specific spoil problemsthe Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds explains why, and helps you problem-solve for effective management.

Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds by L.B. McCarty, J.W. Everest, D.W. Hall, T.R. Murphy, and F. Yelverton is a volume in the series:Turfgrass Science and Practice, James B Beard, Editor ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must get book if you want to know about weeds
This is an excellent book that really describes what the weeds are and what to do about them. Great clear REAL pictures of the weeds so there is'nt confusion with a drawing and what you are looking at in your turfgrass. I highly recomend this book to people in the lawn care and landscaping business. Or if your somebody that really likes to take care of your yard and want's a detailed book on what you see as the "bad" stuff in your grass and beds. I am a lawn care guy myself and love it. ... Read more


4. Soils for Fine Wines
by R. E. White, Robert E. White
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Asin: 0195141024
Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 100203
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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In recent years, viticulture has seen phenomenal growth, particularly in such countries as Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa.The surge in production of quality wines in these countries has been built largely on the practice of good enology and investment in high technology in the winery, enabling vintners to produce consistently good, even fine wines.Yet relatively little attention has been paid to the influence of vineyard conditions on wines and their distinctiveness-an influence that is embodied in the French concept of terroir. An essential component of terroir is soil and the interaction between it, local climate, and grape variety on the quality of grapes and distinctiveness of their flavor. This book considers that component, providing basic information on soil properties and behavior in the context of site selection for new vineyards, and on the demands placed on soils for grape growth and production of wines.Soils of Viticulture will be of interest to professors and upper-level students in soils and agronomy as well as wine enthusiasts and professionals in the wine industry. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for anyone who grows winegrapes
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If you are a grape grower of any consequence, you know that good wine depends on good grapes, that good grapes depend on good vines and that good vines depend on roots that are DEEP and STRONG. Thus, the medium in which roots grow is of crucial importance. Viticulturists can be misled by reading that vines grow in all sorts of soils all over the world. That is certainly true but that simple dictum does not mean that any soil will do, as "any" soil will certainly not do.

Robert White's book is VERY useful in helping understand what goes on below ground. If you just flip through it, it will strike you as too technical and thus daunting. However, if you will read each of the headings, (e.g., 5.1, 5.2) but not the sub-headings (e.g. 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3) and then read his "Summary Points", you will be richly rewarded. If there points about which you want to know more or understand better, go back and delve into the sub-headings and be enlightened to your hearts content. I'm glad I own this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fine Book for Fine Readers
A unique book, as fine as wine itself. No other book explains the detailed and vital nature and mechanisms of soils as they apply to grape production and wine-making. It tries to unravel the enigma of the 'terroir'. This will surely help the viticulturist and the winemaker to make the most of their land and we consumers will be the grateful beneficiaries. I think I could strongly recommend it to the specialist and interested reader.

5-0 out of 5 stars Soils for Fine Wines
As a postgraduate student in the field of viticulture and wine i found this book covered the subject matter with great detail , clarity and scientific explanations. This book is a must have for your library collection and indeed for the aspiring viticulturist - it is a gold mine of information on the subject of soils. ... Read more


5. Sports Fields: A Manual for Construction and Maintenance
by JimPuhalla, JeffKrans, MikeGoatley
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Asin: 1575040700
Catlog: Book (2002-07-09)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 134094
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A definitive how-to book for every practitoner of sports turf -- from football to baseball to soccer and everything in between. Sports Fields covers every important aspect of planning, design, construction, and turfgrass maintenance with hundreds of illustrations and step-by-step procedures to help you get the job done right -- first time, every time. No other book provides such intricate detail, combined with easy-to-understand guidance. ... Read more


6. The Botanist and the Vintner : How Wine Was Saved for the World
by Christy Campbell
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Asin: 156512460X
Catlog: Book (2005-03-25)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Sales Rank: 30831
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In the mid-1860s, after countless centuries of bearing the fruit that would become wine, French grapevines began to wither and die in ever increasing numbers and no one knew why. It started in southeastern France, in the Rhone Valley, as Christy Campbell tells the tale in his masterful The Botanist and the Vintner. Within 30 years the inexorable rolling disaster that was the phylloxera infestation had reached into every nook and cranny of France's wine making regions, destroying nearly all. Everywhere the wine grape grew--England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Eastern Europe, and even Australia--phylloxera appeared and took no prisoners. Except for American grape vines. The little bug didn't seem to have much taste for the skunky wines of native American grapes.

Christy Campbell, British journalist and, if The Botanist and the Vintner is any example, master storyteller, waltzes the reader into the middle of a fascinating tale of discovery and combat and never stops dancing. The book reads like a detective novel, a page-turner you can't put down. And it's about a bug, phylloxera, a root-sucking aphid that absolutely wiped clean the grand vineyards of France and thrived in defiance of both peasant remedy and all that "modern" science could bring to bear.

The modern science of the time, mind you, included debating Darwin's new theory of evolution. So it's really at the beginning of discovery and scientific technique. Despite a French government prize of 300,000 gold francs for a remedy, it took 30 years and more to pinpoint the reason for the vineyard die-off, and a practical way of defeating the organism. Grafting onto American rootstock – a rootstock that was the initial cause of the disaster – won the day though not the reward.

Campbell both begins and ends his tale in California's Napa Valley, where phylloxera once again raised its nasty little head toward the end of the 20th century, about 100 years after the struggle in France. It cost millions of dollars to bring the bug to bear. But this time part of the solution turned in a transgenic direction which is, of course, a threat with a completely different vintage. --Schuyler Ingle ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Victory Over the Aphids
Legendary French wines were almost wiped out when the vines that produced their grapes withered in the nineteenth century.The problem was one that has become familiar; our capacity to ship species from one continent to another has meant that we can have much more variety in our plants and animals, but it also endangers the homebodies that have to meet the newcomers.In _The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World_ (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill), Christy Campbell writes that in the 1840s, trade in grape vines proceeded with "no barriers, no inspectorate, no concept of biological quarantine."The result was that tiny aphids with an extraordinary life cycle made their entry from America into France, and found the sap of the French grape vines exactly to their liking.Campbell has told the story of this disaster much like a mystery, and indeed, the vintners who saw their vines rapidly wither had no idea what was happening.A voracious caterpillar had threatened their plants two decades before, and a fungus had come shortly afterwards, but no one had seen a pattern of vine death like this one, with the leaves rapidly drying and curling up.There were only guesses about what was going on; too much rain, smoke in the air or iron in the soil from locomotives, and even emanations from telegraph lines were held to be responsible.Perhaps it was as simple as soil erosion or bad weather.No one knew.

The problem was an aphid usually called phylloxera.It took a long time to finger this particular culprit for many reasons, among which was that the tiny insect was not found on the dead vines.The simple explanation was that the aphids sucked all the sap they could out of the roots of the plant, and with nothing further to eat, moved on.Eventually, entomologists worked out the confusing life cycle of the aphid, which included several different forms of adults, some laying eggs on leaves, some laying eggs on the roots, and others having flying sexual forms.The aphids had been brought to France from America.The aphids and the American vines had long ago drawn a truce; aphids still infested the plants, but the plant developed mechanisms to keep alive through the assault, and the aphids settled in to feeding steadily off the living rather than killing the plants outright.The French vines had no such protection, so the aphids sucked them dry and moved on.Before finding an elegant solution to the problem, vintners simply had to pull up the dead vines and start growing something else, but that did not keep them from trying fanciful remedies, especially when the government offered a reward.Some proposed setting vials of holy water from Lourdes among the withering vines.Putting potatoes or frogs into the soil to draw away the poison had equal effect.Snail slime was championed, as were marching bands and a "beating wheelbarrow."Insecticides were useless.The problem had come from America, and the solution was from America as well.The solution was to use the root stocks of the American vines (vines which bore grapes the French considered vastly inferior), but to graft upon them the French vines which had been cultivated for centuries.

Campbell has told an enthralling story of science at work.It is a true success story, but attempts to controlnature seldom result in total or permanent success.The final section of his book reveals that outbreaks continue to occur and that the insects can develop new strains to which the old solution does not apply.Perhaps the rootstocks can be immunized.Perhaps, in these days of genetic modification, the genes from American vines that co-evolved with the phylloxera could be somehow inserted into the French varieties.GM wines are probably inevitable.The wine world used its wits to battle one pest successfully a century ago, but there will be others, and the story is not all told yet.
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7. Physiology and Biotechnology Integration for Plant Breeding (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment)
by Henry T. Nguyen, Abraham Blum
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Asin: 0824748026
Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Sales Rank: 1413374
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The first resource of its kind, this reference assembles current research in crop plant physiology, plant biotechnology, and plant breeding to genetically improve crop plants while supporting a productive agriculture ecosystem—providing the most innovative perspectives and molecular approaches in crop physiology for the formulation of superior crop cultivars that potentially increase yield in stress environments. ... Read more


8. Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production : A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers
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Asin: 3527307311
Catlog: Book (2004-09-24)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 629685
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A quick pick-me-up or a subtle beverage with an aroma that conjures up images of special moments shared with special people?
There's more to coffee than that. Apart from being a beautiful tree with fragrant flowers, coffee is also a culture, practically a religion to a certain elite and certainly a source of income to millions of people, rich and poor alike.
Coffee professionals around the world will find the specific information they need in this lavishly illustrated and practical work designed to answer all their questions about the coffee plant and how it is grown, harvested, processed and refined.
Specialists and experienced professionals were consulted and some 40 renowned international experts have contributed their specific knowledge and expertise to this comprehensive handbook, covering such topics as:
* Growing
* Pests, diseases, and their control
* Harvesting and processing
* Storage, shipment, quality
* The latest economical and technological aspects.
In addition, special indexes demystify such confusing data as information sources, conversion tables and other technicalities. With its 40 chapters, over 1000 pages and 900 superb illustrations, this is a universally reliable manual, providing basic guidelines and recommendations applicable everywhere, and not geared to any specific country.
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9. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases
by ToshikazuTani, James BBeard
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Asin: 1575040212
Catlog: Book (2002-07-09)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 420213
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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The Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases presents over 450 high-quality color photographs of all the major turfgrass diseases that occur on both warm- and cool-season grasses, and it is international in scope. This one-of-a-kind book will become the standard color guide to disease diagnosis and pathogen identification for all golf course superintendents and turfgrass practitioners. No other book contains as many detailed color photographs of this quality. Numerous photographs of each disease are provided. The Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases also includes step-by-step color photo guidance on diagnostic techniques for laboratory analysis that can be used by practitioners. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Only in Japan
I bought this book hoping to increase my knowledge of turf grass disease identification. The book is very in depth and informative but most of the pictures are from golf courses in Japan. Since most of the disease I see is on residential properties, they dont look anything like the pictures in the book. Most of those were taken on putting greens on Japanese bent grass. Its a good book, but not if your working with tall fescue. ... Read more


10. Land Change Science : Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing)
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Asin: 1402025610
Catlog: Book (2004-11)
Publisher: Springer
Sales Rank: 678828
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This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts.This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth’s biosphere. Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing full color images of a selection of illustrations which are printed in black-and-white in the book. ... Read more


11. Mushrooms: Cultivation, Nutritional Value, Medicinal Effect, and Environmental Impact, Second Edition
by Shu-Ting Chang, Philip G. Miles, S. T. Chang
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Asin: 0849310431
Catlog: Book (2004-03-26)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 1154606
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This thorough revision presents the latest cultivation and biotechnological advances that contribute to the modernization of mushroom farming and the mushroom industry. It presents the individual steps of the complex mushroom cultivation process, not only the "how" but also the "why" is explored. Professionals/scientists in related fields will obtain a much greater knowledge of the nutritional and medicinal benefits that mushrooms have to offer. This interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide range of related fields with its complete coverage of breeding, efficient cultivation practices, nutritional value, and medicinal/pharmaceutical utility. ... Read more


12. Chemical Pesticides: Mode of Action and Toxicology
by Jorgen Stenersen, Jrgen Stenersen
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Asin: 0748409106
Catlog: Book (2004-05-24)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 430878
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Environmental-friendliness, issues of public health, and the pros and cons of genetically-modified crops all receive regular coverage in the world's media. This, in turn, has led to increased questioning and investigation of chemical pesticides.Stenersen's concise introduction to chemical pesticides describes these compounds according to their biochemical mode of action, such as whether they are enzyme inhibitors, receptor ligands, or free radical generators. Chemical Pesticides provides answers to why pesticides are toxic to the target organism, how resistance develops, why pesticides are toxic to some organisms and not others. The book also discusses legal matters and concerns as well as potential environmental problems. ... Read more


13. The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, 3rd Edition
by NickChristians, Michael L.Agnew
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Asin: 1575041472
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 199109
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples, this book covers the type of mathematical problems that face golf course superintendents every day. How to handle budgeting estimates, apply fertilizers and pesticides accurately, the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other parts of golf course operation require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. This book has the solution you need! Example problems, and the answers, along with additional practice material is guaranteed to help you get the job done right. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is Misnamed....
It should be named something like the "Essential Math Reference Book for Farmers, Landscapers, Golf Course Superintendants, Nursery Managers etc." What a wonderful and easy to use reference book for anyone dealing with the frustrating world of area measurements, volume/fertilizer/pesticide/irrigation/seeding rate calculations, and spreader and spayer calibration. I've worn out one copy and am on my second. I use it on my farm, at work as a pesticides applicator, and in my landscaping business. This is a must-have book for folks like me that hate math but have to use it almost everyday....believe me your money won't be wasted on this one and it won't just collect dust on your shelf. ... Read more


14. Plants and Society
by EstelleLevetin, KarenMcMahon, Estelle Levetin, Karen McMahon
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Asin: 0072909498
Catlog: Book (2002-07-29)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 35620
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This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world.

Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi. ... Read more


15. Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States
by Eric M. Coombs, Janet K. Clark, Gary L. Piper, Alfred F., Jr. Cofrancesco
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Asin: 087071029X
Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Sales Rank: 480341
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16. Seashore Paspalum : The Environmental Turfgrass
by R. R.Duncan, R. N.Carrow
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Asin: 1575041413
Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 84860
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A user-friendly operational manual for seashore paspalum, an exciting new grass perfect for use on golf courses, lawns, sports fields, and in sod production! Seashore Paspalum provides an exciting alternative grass of comparable texture and quality to hybrid bermudagrasses that can tolerate effluent, brackish, and seawater blends. Salt-sensitive species can lead to huge management costs, while salt-tolerant seashore paspalum can significantly reduce management efforts saving your time and money—without sacrificing turf quality! ... Read more


17. Destructive Turfgrass Insects : Biology, Diagnosis, and Control
by Daniel A.Potter
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Asin: 1575040239
Catlog: Book (1998-05-02)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 789585
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Destructive Turfgrass Insects has the answers you need to control white grubs, mole crickets, fire ants and other pests. Stinging and biting insects such as yellow-jackets and ticks are included, as well as nuisance wildlife—moles, raccoons and much more! It covers the biology, diagnosis, and control of virtually all of the insects and mites that attack warm- and cool-season turfgrasses—over 250 color photos. No other source gives you as many practical and comprehensive management guidelines for use on golf courses, lawns, and sports field. ... Read more


18. World Vegetables: Principles, Production and Nutritive Values
by Vincent E. Rubatzky, Mas Yamaguchi
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Asin: 0834216876
Catlog: Book (1995-12-01)
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Sales Rank: 1130579
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Completely revised and up-to-date, this wide-ranging, comprehensive treatise examines the many different aspects of vegetables from aninternational perspective. The diversity and depth of coverage ofvegetables is largely due to the extensive background and experiencesof the authors, Vincent Rubatzky and Mas Yamaguchi, as well asconsiderable input from colleagues and expert reviewers. Thislogically-organized text, filled with numerous illustrations, photographs, and tables, begins with an easy-to-read introduction to such topics as: the current role of vegetables as a world food crop, the origin and classification of vegetables, vegetables in human nutrition, and plant toxicants and folklore concerning vegetables. Background material on the basic principles for growing crops and production under adverse conditions are also featured in this section. Much of the material covered in the book focuses on the major and minor vegetables, their origin, taxonomy, botany, physiology, production and post harvest handling, and composition and use. In addition, current world production statistics are provided for many vegetable crops as well as listings of important diseases, insects, and other pests for many family groups. New features of this edition include: *Three new chapters covering mushrooms, aquatic vegetables, and herbs and spices *several appendix tables listing vegetables according to family, genus, species, nutritive value, and recommended storage conditions for many vegetables The introductory chapter offers an excellent background of the role of vegetables for the beginning and advanced students, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The chapters following provide extension professionals, professors, agricultural agencies, commercial growers, and processing and seed industry personnel with a better understanding of individual vegetable species. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The most comprehensive text available on the subject
Amazing is the only way to describe the wide range of vegetables covered in this book. It is an excellent reference and well worth the price. I have not seen any other book that covers the botany, physiology and production of so many vegetables so well. Dr. Rubatzky has just recently retired from UC Davis to spend more time with his family. We will all miss his presence on campus; hopefully, he will continue to find the time to write. ... Read more


19. Turf Managers' Handbook for Golf Course Construction, Renovation, and Grow-In
by Charles B.White
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Asin: 1575041103
Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 291940
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For the first time a book finally combines field experience with the fundamentals of turf science to help you understand the concepts involved in proper grown-in management, and to troubleshoot problems on-site throughout the management process. A major goal os this unique handbook is to outline and detail the numerous quality control issues that face golf course superintendents and managers—to serve as a guideline for the multitude of questions that need to be addressed before, during and after construction. It stresses the magnitude and importance of finish construction and grow-in as it relates to turf maintenance, turf performance and the playability of the course—from its opening into the future. A great resource to help educate owners and developers about the details of the grow-in sequence and its budgetary requirements. ... Read more


20. Biotechnology : An Agricultural Revolution
by Ray Herren
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Asin: 076684272X
Catlog: Book (2003-12-16)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 687053
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Introduction to Biotechnology: An Agricultural Revolution provides students with a basic understanding of the concepts that contribute to agriculture?s biotechnology revolution. Each chapter of this comprehensive text includes topics such as cell functions, genetics and genetic engineering, the uses of biotechnology and biotech careers. Also included is a thorough examination of the controversy and concerns over the use of genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning and their potential dangers to humans and the environments. This information enables students to engage and utilize the text?s science-based content in classroom discussions and research activities. ... Read more


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