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Author(s):Stier, John C.; Kussow, Wayne, R.
Author Affiliation:Stier: Associate Professor, Environmental Turfgrass Science, Horticulture Department; Kussow: Professor Emeritus, Turfgrass Soil Scientist, Soil Sciences Depatment, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Title:Impact of prairie and turf buffer strips on golf course fairway runoff and leachate
Source:USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. Vol. 5, No. 22, November 15 2006, p. 1-10.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:12
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf fairways; Surface runoff; Leaching; Nutrients; Fine fescues; Buffer zones; Nitrogen; Phosphorus; Native grasses; Water quality
Abstract/Contents:"University of Wisconsin scientists initiated research at Wisconsin River Golf Club (WRGC) in Stevens Point, WI to compare the relative amount of nutrient loading in runoff and leachate when prairie and fine fescues were used as buffer strips alongside golf course fairways. They also wanted to determine the effect of three different ratios of buffer strips relative to the fairway area draining into the buffer strips. The study’s findings include: Golf course fairways infiltrated > 95% of rainfall. Buffer strips of fine fescues provided runoff and leachateresults similar to prairie plantings.Buffer strips, regardless of size, did not affect water volumes or phosphorus runoff from fairways and represented a natural background level of phosphorus in surface water. Nitrogen in water leached from buffer strips of fine fescue or prairie was similar to that obtained under fertilized golf course fairways."
See Also:See also related article "Buffer strips, runoff, and leachate: Research compares nutrient loading in runoff and leachate when buffer strips are used alongside golf course fairways" USGA Green Section Record, 45(2) March/April 2007, p. 16-21 R=122769 R=122769

See also related article "Buffer strips, runoff, and leachate at Wisconsin River Golf Course: UW-Madison research aims at smart legislation" The Grass Roots, 38(6) November/December 2009, p. 5-7, 9 R=159395 R=159395
See Also:Other Reports from this USGA research project: 2003-21-262
Note:Summary as abstract
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Stier, J. C., and W. R. Kussow. 2006. Impact of prairie and turf buffer strips on golf course fairway runoff and leachate. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Online. 5(22):p. 1-10.
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