Landscape / Garden Books

  • Valuation, Hedging and Speculation in Competitive Electricity Markets

    The challenges facing participants in competitive electricity markets are staggering: high price volatility introduces significant financial risk into an industry accustomed to guaranteed rates of return, while illiquid forward markets prevent effective hedging strategies from being implemented. Valuation, Hedging and Speculation in ...

  • Groundskeeping: Be A Pro! (Handbook)

    Slash the hazards and cut away the dangers of groundskeeping. As professional groundskeepers know, maintaining lawns, trees and shrubs requires potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals. Prune and refine your safety measures with this handbook. It explains how one can avoid unnecessary accidents by thinking: safe? or sorry? It also ...

  • Water Reuse for Irrigation: Agriculture, Landscapes, and Turf Grass

    Water reuse programs worldwide face a number of technical, economic, and regulatory challenges related to the long-term environmental, agronomic, and health impacts of the recycling of reclaimed water. Also, the economic benefit of water reuse in irrigation is difficult to determine, and must be weighed against environmental costs, making the ...

  • Groundskeeping Safety: Be A Pro! (Video)

    Slash the hazards and cut away the dangers of groundskeeping. As professional groundskeepers know, maintaining lawns, trees and shrubs requires potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals. Prune and refine your safety measures with this program. It explains how one can avoid unnecessary accidents by thinking: safe? or sorry? It also ...

  • Turfgrass

    Beginning with a look at the turfgrass industry, introductory chapters cover historical aspects of research and education, current status of the industry, and artificial turf. A turfgrass physiology section focuses on ecological aspects, energy relations and carbohydrate partitioning, and stresses. The third section emphasizes soils and ...

  • Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Disease

    This book will awaken the interest of breeders, phytopathologists, environmentalists, extension services, plant virologists, entomologists and molecular biologists. It deals both with the epidemiological aspects of the disease and with integrated pest management in the field. It discusses the efforts aimed at breeding tomato plants resistant to ...

  • Local Development and Community Management of Woodlands: Experience from Mali

    Malians continue to depend on forests and trees, using them in different but overlapping ways: as a source of household fuel and food, as fodder, bedding and fertiliser in agricultural production, and as a source of revenue and employment. Nationwide, wood is the main source of energy, but it is under increasing pressure as forest reserves dwindle ...

  • Integrated Management and Biocontrol of Vegetable and Grain Crops Nematodes

    The second volume of the IMPD series describes aspects related to most important phytoparasitic nematodes, considering the integration of biological control methods with other management practices and technologies, including the use of predatory nematodes and microbial rhizosphere antogonists. Chapters cover topics such as the mode of action and ...

  • Cool-Season Forage Grasses

    An in-depth reference for the major cool-season forage grasses, this publication is unique in that it addresses such a large number of species in terms of their role in agriculture and conservation as well as their management. Educators and students, crop and soil scientists, ornamental horticulturists, turf specialists, and environmentalists and ...

  • Vegetation-Climate Interaction

    This book offers a readable and accessible account of the way in which the world's plant life partly controls its own environment. Starting from the broad patterns in vegetation which have classically been seen as a passive response to climate, the authors build up from the local scale - with microclimates produced by plants - to the regional and ...

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