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Author(s):Bartlett, M. D.; James, I. T.
Title:Reducing CO2 emissions from the management of turfgrass: Can plant growth regulators provide a solution?
Meeting Info.:11-14 April 2010: Angers, Loire Valley, France
Source:2nd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2, May 21 2010, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Related Web URL:https://web.archive.org/web/20160211205310/http://www.turfgrasssociety.eu/home/articles/code/229?headline=Reducing%20CO2%20emissions%20from%20the%20management%20of%20turfgrass%3A%20Can%20plant%20growth%20regulators%20provide%20a%20solution%3F
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Abstract/Contents:"Global temperature regulation, by the green house effect, is well documented and clearly understood. However, only relatively recently have the consequences of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions, such as the release of CO2, become apparent. For many businesses, an increasingly common corporate responsibility strategy is to invest in the capacity to sequester atmospheric CO2, typically through replanting woodlands. The process of photosynthesis derives sugars from CO2 and sunlight, so captures atmospheric CO2. Research has shown that PrimoMAXX (Trinexapac-ethyl, a late gibberellin (GA1) biosynthesis inhibitor) has a number of beneficial effects for the maintenance of amenity turf including the reduction of turf growth for extended periods of time (Ervin and Koski, 1998; Ervin and Koski. 2001a; McCann and Huang, 2007). This reduction in growth has associated reductions in the costs of maintenance due to less mowing, irrigation and fertilizer being required (Ervin and Koski. 2001b). This study used the CranTurfC model (Bartlett and James, 2010) to calculate the carbon footprint and associated financial costs of maintaining turfgrass using PrimoMAXX. We aimed to determine, if the carbon footprint of sports surfaces is reduced through the application of plant growth regulators."
Language:English
References:Unknown
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Bartlett, M. D., and I. T. James. 2010. Reducing CO2 emissions from the management of turfgrass: Can plant growth regulators provide a solution?. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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