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Author(s):Stier, John
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:For the common good: A national turfgrass research initiative
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 36, No. 1, January/February 2007, p. 5-7, 9.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:4
Keywords:TIC Keywords: National Turfgrass Research Initiative; Turfgrass industry; Research policy; Public relations; Political advocacy; Budgets; Research priorities; Research funding; Golf courses in the environment
Abstract/Contents:Discusses a meeting of representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Station and turf managers and researchers to discuss the possibility of federal involvement in turf research." States that "such a move would facilitate long-term research to focus on fundamental problems requiring more attention and funding than is available using industry monies." Includes six objectives for the six centers that would be given funds to conduct research, including 1) "improvement of water management strategies and practices"; 2) "collection, enhancement and preservation of turfgrass germplasm"; 3) "improvement of pest management practices"; 4) "understanding and improvement of turfgrasses' role in the environment"; 5) "enhancement of soil and management practices"; and 6) "development of integrated turf management systems."
See Also:Other items relating to: Turfgrass Industry Economics
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Stier, J. 2007. For the common good: A national turfgrass research initiative. Grass Roots. 36(1):p. 5-7, 9.
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