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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Natural Resource Issues in Turfgrass Environments

Location: Soil Drainage Research

Project Number: 5080-13000-011-23
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: May 21, 2010
End Date: Apr 30, 2015

Objective:
The objective of this project is to investigate natural resource issues associated with managed turf landscapes and evaluate best management practices designed to address natural resource concerns.

Approach:
The approach will primarily be field oriented. We will use field sites in OH, MN, and TX to assess the fate and transport of nutrients and pesticides from managed turf. Before – after watershed scale studies will be used to quantify the fate and transport as well as aid in the determination of the processes and management controlling the fate and transport of nutrients and pesticides from turf environments. Additionally, we will investigate different best management practices and technologies including end-of-tile and in-stream filtration, buffers, application setbacks, organic fertilizers, and clippings removal.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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