This is the definitive how-to book for sports turf practitioners. It combines in-depth coverage of sports field topics with step-by-step procedures, providing readers with clear, understandable guidance on the planning, design, construction, and turf maintenance of sports facilities. Field types covered include baseball, softball, football, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, bocce, field hockey, croquet, and lawn bowling. This expanded Second Edition includes new coverage on green initiatives, resource conservation, natural organic field maintenance, and artificial turf. Updated information on grasses, pesticides, fertilizers, equipment maintenance, and new technologies is also included.