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Author(s):Kann, Mark G.; Unruh, J. Bryan; Warner, Laura A.; Kruse, Jason; Kenworthy, Kevin E.
Author Affiliation:Kann: Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida, Citra, FL; Unruh: Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida West Florida Research & Education Center, Jay, FL; Warner: Agricultural Education and Communication Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Kruse: Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Kenworthy: Agronomy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Title:Barriers to the adoption of golf best management practices by Florida golf courses
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Baltimore, Maryland: November 4-7, 2018
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2018, p. 113797.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Canadian Society of Agronomy]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Best management practices; Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association; GCSAA; Golf course superintendents; Golf courses in the environment
Abstract/Contents:"With increasing pressure from activist groups and policy makers to reduce the potential negative environmental impacts from maintaining golf courses, superintendents face the need to fully embrace Best Management Practices (BMPs). In 2011, the Florida Golf Course Superintendents' Association (FGCSA) initiated the FGCSA Golf BMP Certification Program to further promote the environmental stewardship of its members. The program was developed based upon the existing Florida golf BMP manual - Best Management Practices for the Enhancement of Environmental Quality on Florida Golf Courses. The program includes educational seminars followed by a certification exam that demonstrates an individuals comprehension of BMPs for maintaining golf courses in Florida. To date, 419 individuals are certified in the program. Recognizing the importance of promoting BMPs among the golf course management industry, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) collaborated with the University of Florida in 2016 to develop an online template for creating state-specific golf BMP manuals. The goal of this campaign was to have a BMP Manual created in every state by 2020. Additionally, the GCSAA and University of Florida created a second template that allows individual facilities to develop facility-specific BMP plans based upon the state BMP manual. While the FGCSA Certification Program promotes the comprehension of golf BMPs, a few questions remain to be answered. Are golf course superintendents implementing BMPs at the facility level and do educational programs have an impact on the implementation of BMPs at the facility level? A study was conducted to evaluate the FGCSA Golf BMP Certification Program and to determine possible barriers to adoption of BMPs at the facility level of Florida golf courses. The study examined the effectiveness of the certification program and its impact on golf course managers attitudes and actions concerning BMP adoption at their facilities."
Language:English
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See Also:See also related article "Barriers to BMP adoption by Florida golf course superintendents" Golf Course Management, 87(12) December 2019, p. 83, R=309884. R=309884
Note:This item is an abstract only!
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"Poster Number: 1251"
Geographic Terms:Florida
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kann, M. G., J. B. Unruh, L. A. Warner, J. Kruse, and K. E. Kenworthy. 2018. Barriers to the adoption of golf best management practices by Florida golf courses. Agron. Abr. p. 113797.
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