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DOI:10.21273/HORTSCI.43.7.2196
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Author(s):Devitt, Dale A.; Wright, Lena; Bowman, Daniel C.; Morris, Robert L.; Lockett, Michelle
Author Affiliation:Devitt and Wright: School of Life Sciences; Lockett: Water Resource Management, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada; Bowman: Department of Plant Sciences University, Raleigh, North Carolina; Morris: Cooperative Extension, University of Nevada-Reno, Las Vegas, Nevada
Title:Nitrate-N concentrations in the soil solution below reuse irrigated golf course fairways
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 43, No. 7, December 2008, p. 2196-2202.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Alexandria, VA: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Nitrate nitrogen; Effluent water; Golf fairways; Leaching fractions; Cynodon dactylon; Salt build-up; Irrigation
Abstract/Contents:"Irrigators in arid and semiarid regions that use reuse water must maintain positive leaching fractions (LFs) to minimize salt buildup in root zones. However, with the continuous feed of NO3-N in reuse water, imposing LFs can also lead to greater downward movement of NO3-N. It is therefore essential that deep movement of NO3-N be assessed relative to nitrogen loading under such conditions. We conducted a long-term monitoring program on nine golf course fairways in southern Nevada over a 1600-d period. The fairways were predominantly bermudagrass [Cynodon Dactylon (L.) Pers.; 35 of 36 site x years] overseeded with perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.; 8 of 9 courses). Courses were irrigated with fresh water, reuse water (tertiary treated municipal sewage effluent), or transitioned to reuse water during the study. Solution extraction cups were inserted at depths of 15, 45, 75, and 105 cm on fairways and sampled and analyzed for NO3-N on a monthly basis. Distribution patterns of NO3-N varied from site to site. Concentrations exceeding 100 mg·L-1 were observed at the 105-cm depth on all three long-term reuse courses. On the transitional courses, 72% of the variation in the yearly average NO3-N concentrations at the 105-cm depth could be accounted for based on knowing the amount of fertilizer nitrogen (N) applied, the amount of reuse N applied, and the LF (Y = -42.5 + 0.18 fertilizer N + 0.26 reuse N -62.0 LF). Highest N fertilizer applications occurred on transition courses with little or no reduction in N applications after courses had transitioned to reuse water (pretransition courses 394 + 247 kg·ha-1 N/year versus posttransition courses 398 + 226 kg·ha-1 N/year). The results of this study indicate a need for a more scientific approach to N management on reuse irrigated courses."
Language:English
References:25
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See Also:Other items relating to: Effluent Water Use
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Devitt, D. A., L. Wright, D. C. Bowman, R. L. Morris, and M. Lockett. 2008. Nitrate-N concentrations in the soil solution below reuse irrigated golf course fairways. HortScience. 43(7):p. 2196-2202.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI.43.7.2196
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