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Author(s):Watson, James
Author Affiliation:Vice-president of Customer Relations at the Toro Company and president of the International Turfgrass Society
Title:What do the 1990s hold for the turfgrass industry?
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 2, No. 1, February 1990, p. 41-43/47.
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Turfgrass industry
Abstract/Contents:The future of the turfgrass industry has many major concerns. Among them are water problems which include acid rain, pollution, new fuel sources, and our national debt. To look into the future one must examine three areas--the economy, energy, and water. The economy is up but a recession is predicted in 1991. Prices for all materials and supplies will continue to rise and mortgage rates will flucuate. With more two income families though more will be spent on turf and recreational areas. Energy will cost more but the increases will be at a lower rate than those experienced in the'80s. More research will be done to find alternate sources of fuel. One alternate is alcohol from bio-mass, which will become more available. The need for water will grow during the next few years. Pollution from pesticide fertilizers in ground water will be a major concern. People must learn to conserve, avoid pollution, re-use and recycle. Golf course construction during the '90s will continue at about 175 to 200 clubs per year. More research is needed to produce better turfgrasses, fertilizers, and better equipment. Overall, the future of the turfgrass industry is bright. Changes will occur, but at a slower rate than before.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Watson, J. 1990. What do the 1990s hold for the turfgrass industry?. Golden State Fairways. 2(1):p. 41-43/47.
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