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Author(s):Bekken, Michael; Mitchell, Paul; Soldat, Douglas J.
Author Affiliation:Bekken: Presenting Author and University of Wisconsin-Madison; Mitchell and Soldat: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Determining the effectiveness of golf course resource use efficiency best management practices
Section:Golf turf management oral: cultural practices, physiology, and water (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:Baltimore, Maryland: November 6-9, 2022
Source:ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. 2022, p. 141519.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"The US golf industry, especially the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and United States Golf Association (USGA), have relied heavily on the concept of best management practices (BMPs) to advance environmental sustainability initiatives. However, few previous studies test whether BMP uptake by golf course superintendents actually leads to improved environmental outcomes. This study tests whether resource efficiency BMPs lead to more efficient resource use on golf courses in four resource use categories: water, energy, fertilizer, and pesticide. Information on BMP uptake and resource use was collected via a survey from 96 golf courses across five regions of the US (Midwest, Northeast, East Texas, Florida, and Northwest) and three regions in Europe (Denmark, Norway, UK). Resource use efficiency on each golf course was estimated considering relevant factors specific to the resource (e.g., climate, soil type, grass type and area for water). BMP uptake was measured on a five point scale (never, rarely, sometimes, often, always) and adoption intensity of BMPs were quantified using a combination of principle component analysis and data envelope analysis. Linear regression revealed no correlation between water, energy, fertilizer, and pesticide use efficiency and adoption intensity of BMPs in that resource use category. Analysis of the effect of individual BMPs on resource use efficiency found that uptake of only 1 of 34 BMPs resulted in lower resource use. Avoiding fertilizing roughs was correlated with more efficient N use. Surprisingly, four BMPs correlated with higher resource use and 29 BMPs had no significant correlation to resource use. As such, self-reported BMP uptake does not appear to be indicative of improved environmental performance, an important finding for future environmental initiatives by the golf industry."
See Also:See also related abstract "Determining the effectiveness of golf course resource use efficiency bmps" ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings", 2021, p. 133950, R=317025. R=317025
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Bekken, M., P. Mitchell, and D. J. Soldat. 2022. Determining the effectiveness of golf course resource use efficiency best management practices. Agron. Abr. p. 141519.
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