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AFSRC Picture of the Week, September 4, 2006
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 Scientists survey landfill golf course site

The new research program in constructed soils for turf applications is off to a fast start with discussion about construction of a PAR 3 Golf course at the Raleigh County, WV Landfill. Shown here, From left, Kathy O'Neill, Lead Scientist/ecologist; Charley Feldhake, soil Scientist; Amir Hass, Post Doc/Soil Scientist; (not seen - James Allen Director of Operations of RCSWA); Naraine Persaud, Prof. Soils Virginia Tech - Cooperator; and Rich Zobel, Plant Physiologist.  They are viewing the land area proposed or a Par 3 golf course, and discussing the possible methods to change gravel fill into fairway quality turf. 

Photo by K. Dale Ritchey

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