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New edition provides updates on fungicides used to control turfgrass diseases

American Phytopathological Society

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A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Second Edition, is a current, comprehensive, and hands-on resource focused specifically on the fungicides used for disease control on turfgrass. Author Richard Latin developed this user-friendly guide based on his belief that if turf managers understand how and why fungicides work (and sometimes fail), they will use these products more effectively and efficiently and communicate disease control issues with greater confidence.

Since publication of the first edition of A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides in 2011, much has been learned about how fungicides work and how best to use them. Turf pathologists have explored interactions between fungicides and a variety of management, environmental, and genetic factors to optimize the use of these chemical tools. Investigative researchers have studied where fungicides reside in the turf profile and how long they will be effective. Basic fungicide resistance research has helped explain how fungicide-resistant strains arise and how long they can remain predominant. In addition, new products, including new SDHI and DMI fungicides, have changed the day-to-day practice of turf disease management.

These findings and innovations have informed the second edition of A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, which is 30% longer than the previous edition and includes 80 more illustrations, profiles of 11 new compounds, and up-to-date discussions of 27 turf diseases. Written for both industry and academic professionals, this revision addresses all the factors that contribute to the effective and efficient use of fungicides on turf. Turf managers, in particular, can rely on this book to make informed decisions and to effectively discuss control issues with administrators and the golfing public.

A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Second Edition is available now through the APS PRESS bookstore and expected to ship in June.

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