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Author(s):Minelli, A.; DeLuca, A.; Croce, P.; Cevenini, L.; Zuffa, D.
Author Affiliation:Minelli: Full Researcher, DipSA - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Università  di Bologna, Bologna, Italy; DeLuca: Agronomist, FIG-Federazione Italiana Golf; Croce: Agronomist, CroceGolfSas; Cevenini: Research Assistant, DipSA - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Università  di Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Zuffa: Ph.D. Student, DipSA - Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Università  di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Title:Transition from cool-season to warm-season grass: Environmental effects in a golf course in the North of Italy
Section:Turfgrass growing factors, impact for the environment
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Meeting Info.:Osnabrueck, Germany: July 6-9, 2014
Source:4th European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. June 2014, p. 75-76.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Osnabrueck, Germany: European Turfgrass Society
Abstract/Contents:"Since the beginning of the century, communitarian and regional policies have focused their attention on the sustainability of anthropogenic action, including the management of golf courses. Despite the environmental benefits (BEARD and GREEN, 1994), turfgrass has also ecological costs related to the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions involved in the maintenance operations (BARTLETT and JAMES, 2001; SELHORST AND LAL, 2011). A common challenge for maintaining turfgrass surfaces at a high level of quality is the reduction of nitrogen (N) fertilization and the water usage. Several studies focused the attention on the fate of N, regarding the pollution of groundwater aquifer, the increasing of atmospheric N2O and the scarcity of water (CROCE, 2001; BREMER, 2006) However another important issue is the assessment of the environmental costs due to fossil fuel emissions regarding turfgrass maintenance activities. In order to guarantee high amenity and playability quality levels, intensive management is frequently considered essential. Nevertheless few approaches cast doubt on this postulate, indicating new possibilities for more sustainable management, without renouncing to high standards. Traditionally, cool-season grasses have been used in Italy for establishing high maintenance turfgrasses (CROCE, 2003). In the last decade some studies demonstrated the adaptability of warm-season grasses to the Italian climate, as far north as the N 45¬į parallel. The resulting benefits have been experienced by several applications in sport fields, golf courses and residential lawns (MIELE, 2000; CROCE, 2001; DE LUCA, 2008). The use of warm-season grasses reshape the maintenance activities while reducing water consumption, fertilizer inputs, pesticides application, and the frequency of determinate interventions. The reduction of machinery working time implies less CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, according to the EU policies (IPCC, 2013). The transition from cool-season to warm-season."
Language:English
References:9
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Minelli, A., A. DeLuca, P. Croce, L. Cevenini, and D. Zuffa. 2014. Transition from cool-season to warm-season grass: Environmental effects in a golf course in the North of Italy. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. p. 75-76.
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