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Author(s):Nus, Jeff
Author Affiliation:Manager, Green Section Research
Title:Concerning phosphorus: A nationwide survey of golf course water resources supports regulatory restrictions regarding the use of phosphorus
Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 48, No. 21, October 29 2010, p. 1-2.
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
# of Pages:2
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Chemical runoff; Legislation; Pesticide usage legislation; Phosphorus fertilizers; Phosphorus residual effect; Phosphorus uptake; Soil testing; Water resources
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the potential threat of nutrient runoff, suggesting that the runoff of phosphorus, in particular, "is the most serious environmental challenge facing golf courses today." States that "the results of...44 water-quality studies at 80 golf courses support that conclusion." Details general methods used during the studies, explaining that "the study appraised both surface and ground water samples for 161 turf-related pesticides and pesticide metabolities, as well as nitrate-nitrogen and total phosphorus." Reports that the concentrations for pesticides, pesticide metabolites, and nitrate-nitrogen "were not alarming," but notes that "86.5% of the surface water samples for total phosphorus exceeded their ecoregional criteria." Emphasizes the possibility of phosphorus being absorbed by plants and then released into the environment "when plants die due to freezing or high temperatures, drought, disease, insect damage, or at the end of its life cycle." Mentions that decaying wetland vegetation may contribute to increasing the "'so-called irreducible concentrations'" of total phosphorus and total nitrogen.
See Also:See also related video, "Concerning phosphorus" United States Golf Association, October 18, 2010, 04:42 R=172045 R=172045

See also related article "A critical review of water quality impacts by golf courses: Update and trends" 2007 Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary, 2007, p. 54 R=132598 R=132598

See also related article "Developing a database tool to guide environmentally responsible pesticide selection: The goal of this collaborative project is to assist superintendents in their efforts to protect the environment" USGA Green Section Record, 47(4) July/August 2009, p. 24 -25 R=151869 R=151869

See also related article "Evaluation and calibration of pesticide and nutrient transport prediction models" Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summary [USGA], 1997, p. 84-86 R=54882 R=54882
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Nus, J. 2010. Concerning phosphorus: A nationwide survey of golf course water resources supports regulatory restrictions regarding the use of phosphorus. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 48(21):p. 1-2.
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