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Author(s):Stier, John C.; Kussow, Wayne R.
Author Affiliation:Stier: Associate Professor, Environmental Turfgrass Science, Horticulture Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Kussow: Professor Emeritus, Turfgrass soil scientist, Soil Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Title:Buffer strips, runoff, and leachate: Research compares nutrient loading in runoff and leachate when buffer strips are used alongside golf course fairways
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Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 45, No. 2, March/April 2007, p. 16-21.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:6
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Buffer zones; Water pollution; Runoff control; Leachates; Losses from soil systems; Comparisons; Nitrate losses; Water quality; Phosphorus; Choice of species
Abstract/Contents:Presents an experiment conducted "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...[and also] to determine the effect of three different ratios of buffer strips relative to the fairway area draining into the buffer strips." Describes the project setup, stating that "research plots were constructed in 2003 at the Wisconsin River Golf Club (WRGC) in Stevens Point, [Wisconsin]...Buffer strip plots were installed at the edge of fairways and hade slopes ranging from approximately 1 to 4%." Reports that "buffer strips did not affect phosphorus or nitrogen leaching below the soil surface." Briefly compares the use of prairie versus fescue buffer strips. Concludes that "there will always be a background level of nutrients in runoff water because the vegetation itself may serve as a source of nutrients in addition to atmospheric deposition and other sources unrelated to fertilizer."
See Also:See also related article "Impact of prairie and turf buffer strips on golf course fairway runoff and leachate" USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online, 5(22) November 2006, p. 1-10 R=118245 R=118245

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
Note:Includes sidebar, "Connecting the dots: A Q & A with Dr. John Stier, University of Wisconsin, regarding the use of prairie versus fescue buffer strips to minimize nutrient and sediment fairway runoff", p. 21, by Jeff Nus
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Stier, J. C., and W. R. Kussow. 2007. Buffer strips, runoff, and leachate: Research compares nutrient loading in runoff and leachate when buffer strips are used alongside golf course fairways. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 45(2):p. 16-21.
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