Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1964

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Horticulture

Major

Horticulture

First Advisor

Eliot C. Roberts

Abstract

The importance of turfgrass on airports, athletic fields, cemeteries, church grounds, golf courses, industrial lawns, parks, roadsides and school grounds has become well recognized in modern agriculture. These areas cover an estimated 13,450,100 acres in the United States. A total of $2,892,800,000 is spent annually for growing and maintaining the grass i n these locations. Turf managers and homeowners also spend over $80,000,000 for pest killers and buy 4,000,000 power mowers every year. Fine turf is a valuable landscape commodity and compares in economic importance with our major field crops.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8158

Publisher

Iowa State University Digital Repository

Copyright Owner

Jerry Hamilton Cheesman

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

140 pages

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