Submitted to: U.S. Golf Association
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/22/2010
Publication Date: 1/4/2011
Citation: King, K.W., Agrawal, S.G., Moore, J., Balogh, J. 2011. Use of Industrial Byproducts and Natural Minerals to Filter Nutrients and Pesticides in Golf Green Drainage Water. U.S. Golf Association. 9(23):43. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Tile drainage is an essential water management feature of managed turfgrass systems. Drainage water carries soluble nutrients and pesticides to streams. Identifying materials and testing the efficacy of those materials as filtering agents is one proposed solution to mitigate offsite transport. We conducted a before-after field test of an end-of-tile filtering system using industrial byproducts as the filtering media. Pesticide concentration reductions in the before and after samples were statistically different; however, nutrient concentrations, while reduced were not statistically different.