A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides 2nd Edition
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By Richard Latin
Publication Date: 2021
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. Latin describes the book as “an off-season resource” that can be used to reflect on past seasons and plan for the season ahead.
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, and basic research on fungicide resistance has helped explain how fungicide-resistant strains arise and how long they can remain predominant. In addition, new products have changed the day-to-day practice of turf disease management, including new succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) and demethylase inhibitor (DMI) fungicides and compounds that stimulate plants to manufacture their own antifungal defenses.