Baseball and Softball Fields: Design, Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance
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BeschreibungIn the US there are over 425,000 baseball and softball fields. This book aims to bring baseball and softball field managers the knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain a flawless stadium and playing field.It covers a wide range of topics from stadium and field design from fences and drainage to amenities for spectators such as concession stands and public conveniences* Contributors include Major League groundskeepers who share their own experiences in managing state-of-the art facilities* Outlines the most commonly encountered problems for managers and designers of baseball and softball fields and provides techniques for overcoming these issues* Divides the North American continent into the major three climatic zones and focuses on the specific areas of concern and consideration for each* Uses practical, non-technical language that can be absorbed and used by professionals with no background in complex areas such as turf-management or soil science
PART I. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Chapter 1. Field Design.
Chapter 2. Irrigation, Drainage, and Covers.
Chapter 3. Soil.
Chapter 4. Turfgrass Selection.
Chapter 5. Construction and Reconstruction.
PART II. RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE.
Chapter 6. Renovation.
Chapter 7. Skinned Area (and Warning Track) Maintenance and Management Procedures.
Chapter 8. Turfgrass Maintenance and Management Procedures.
Chapter 9. Field Aesthetics.
PARTT III. ANCILLARY INFORMATION.
Chapter 10. Fences, Backstops, Dugouts, and Bullpens.
Chapter 11. Rules and Regulations.
About the Authors.
PortraitJIM PUHALLA is President of Sportscape International, Inc., a firm specializing in the design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of sports fields and related facilities. He has contributed numerous articles to Sports Turf magazine and received the magazine's "Baseball Diamond of the Year" award in 1995 for reconstructing Boardman High School's field in Ohio.
JEFF KRANS is Professor of Agronomy in the Golf and Sports Turf Management program at Mississippi State University. He has conducted extensive turfgrass research, as well as developed, patented, and commercialized four turf-type bermudagrass cultivars.
MIKE GOATLEY is Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. He has conducted turfgrass research in the areas of plant nutrition, plant growth regulation, and soil modification.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CRYSTAL DREAMS PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 226 Seiten