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Lawn Development and Management

 
L C De (Author)
Synopsis

Lawns are the common feature of private gardens, private landscapes and parks in many parts of the world and are made for aesthetic pleasure as well as for sports or other outdoor recreational use. These provide cushion in sports such as rugby, football, soccer, cricket, baseball, golf, tennis and hockey.

The lawn has become a central element in landscapes. Turf-grass-culture, is a multi-billion dollar industry in the world. Turf grasses provide recreational health benefits, enhanced property values, a draw for golf tourism, and important ecosystem services including heat dissipation, soil carbon- sequestration, soil erosion control, dust stabilization, reduced noise, glare, producing oxygen, reducing temperatures through cooling the air and water run-off, when compared with impervious surfaces.

The present book on ‘Lawn Development and Management’ is written with 14 independent chapters. In an introductory chapter history and definition of lawn and importance and uses have been made to provide useful and complete information on genesis and scenario of domestic and international uses. 12 interesting chapters on preparation of site and soil, types of lawns, cool season grasses, warm season grasses, methods of establishments, water management, mowing and rolling, thatching, aerification, fertilization, weed management and management of insect-pest and diseases in lawn development and management are discussed in useful way. It may be humbly claimed that this is the first most comprehensive book of its kind on ‘Lawn Development and Management’.

This book will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape architect, amateur and professional gardeners and above all progressive hobby growers.

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About the author

L C De

Dr. Lakshman Chandra De is a Senior Scientist in the field of horticulture, presently working as Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture with specilaisation in Floriculture from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has eight years of research and extension and two years administrative experience. He has published 45 research paprs in reputed journals and written 22 research abstracts, 21 popular articles and one research bulletin. He is the co-author of a most popular and valued book entitled Advanced Commercial Floriculture (in 2 volumes). He is a member of several scientific societies and referee of reputed journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Lawn Development and Management
Author L C De
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.10.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179105504
length viii+148p.