Submitted to: USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2008
Publication Date: 6/23/2008
Publication URL: http://turf.lib.msu.edu/ressum/2007/50.pdf
Citation: King, K.W., Moore, J. 2008. Assessment of Commercially Marketed Filter Materials for Tile Drainage Outlets on Golf Courses. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. Available: http://turf.lib.msu.edu/ressum/2007/50.pdf. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Subsurface tile drainage is essential in the construction and functionality of golf course greens. However, due to turf management, the waters conveyed by the drainage network contain potentially high levels of nutrients and pesticides. The objective of this research is to assess the subsurface hydrology and efficiency of different filter materials and in-line filter designs at removing or reducing the levels of pollutants in the discharge waters. To date, we have characterized the subsurface drainage hydrology and identified that ½ inch of water is required to initiate flushing a green.