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Author(s):Stier, John; Kussow, Wayne
Author Affiliation:Stier: Professor and Department Chair, Department of Horticulture; Kussow: Professor Emeritus, Department of Soils, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Buffer strips, runoff, and leachate at Wisconsin River Golf Course: UW-Madison research aims at smart legislation
Column Name:Gazing in the grass
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 38, No. 6, November/December 2009, p. 5-7, 9.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:4
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Legislation; Buffer zones; Fine fescues; Leachates; Phosphorus; Surface runoff
Facility Names:Wisconsin River Golf Course, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Abstract/Contents:Discusses a Wisconsic Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) rule, NR151, to reduce non-point source pollution by requiring the use of buffer strips of prairie to be planted between mowed areas and water. States that in 2009 "the WDNR acceded to lack of buffer strip data, and at least temporarily removed the buffer strip requirement until scientific data could be developed to properly guide future regulation." Describes a study "to research the usefulness of buffer strips on golf courses" conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Details the methods and materials used in the study, stating that researchers "chose to test fine fescues alongside prairie plantings for the buffer strips because fine fescues are already used in rough areas of many golf courses and they were suited to the realtively low pH soil." Reports that "all treatments had equal water infiltration and returned about 50% of precipitation as potential groundwater." States that "it is impossible to achieve zero phosphorus in runoff or nitrate in leachate as both of these minerals are often naturally abundant and play an important role in healthy ecosystems."
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: 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
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Stier, J., and W. Kussow. 2009. Buffer strips, runoff, and leachate at Wisconsin River Golf Course: UW-Madison research aims at smart legislation. Grass Roots. 38(6):p. 5-7, 9.
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