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A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides
by Richard Latin

A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides addresses fungicides specifically used for turf disease control. It is a valuable reference for information on:

  • fungicide movement in turf
  • fungicide mode of action
  • strategies for dealing with the threat of fungicide resistance
  • environmental and maintenance factors that influence fungicide performance
  • approaches to scheduling fungicide sprays
  • practices for integrating chemical and non-chemical options for individual turf diseases
  • and more!

This is the first book written in practical terms that describes how and why fungicides work (and why sometimes they do not work). It addresses all factors that contribute to the effective and efficient use of fungicides specifically for controlling diseases on turf. It provides turf managers with a strong foundation on the nature of these very important turf management tools. It enables them to make decisions from a more informed perspective and provides background for effective communication of disease control issues with administrators as well as with the golfing public.


  • 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


  1. Turf Fungicide Fundamentals
  2. Modes of Action of Fungicides
  3. Fungicide Resistance
  4. Factors That Influence Fungicide Performance
  5. Biofungicides, Phosphonates, and Post-Patent Products
  6. Fungicide Interactions
  7. Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control
  8. Fungicide Regulation
  9. Interpreting Fungicide Performance Research
  10. Turf Disease Characteristics and Control
  11. Turf Fungicide Profiles


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A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides
by Richard Latin
2011 • 270 pages • $138.95 + shipping
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