July 8, 2011

The 4th edition of my textbook, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management was released for sale on June 22, 2011.

This fourth edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest information and trends in the turfgrass industry. These changes include the following:

  • Updated information on genus and species names of grasses
  • A new chapter on ornamental grasses
  • An expanded section on micronutrients in the fertility chapter
  • A new section on seed production and the purchasing of seed
  • New information on herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides
  • An expanded section on weed species
  • Updated information on sports turf and sports field construction
  • Updated information on golf course construction and management

It is available directly from Wiley Publications at

as well as a variety of other book companies on the web. It will also be available at the ISU bookstore in a few weeks.


Nick Christians Professor

Nick Christians, Ph.D. – University professor of turfgrass management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA, and adjunct faculty, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Dr. Christians received his B.S. from the Colorado State University ...