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Author(s):Osmond, D. L.; Hardy, D. H.
Author Affiliation:North Carolina State University
Title:Characterization of nitrogen use on lawns in five North Carolina communities
Section:Turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:Minneapolis, MN: November 5-9, 2000
Source:2000 Annual Meeting Abstracts [ASA/CSSA/SSSA]. 2000, p. 152.
Publishing Information:[Madison, WI]: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lawn turf; Questionnaire surveys; Soil testing; Fertilization; Application rates; Clipping return; Pesticide use; Water use
Geographic Terms:North Carolina
Abstract/Contents:"A door-to-door lawn care survey was conducted in five North Carolina communities to determine suburban fertilizer, pesticide and water use characteristics. Four of the five communities are located in the Neuse River Basin. Communities varied from a town of over 86,000 people and a median yearly income of $62,250 (Cary) to a predominantly rural community with only 24,974 persons and a median income of $36,200 per year (Kinston). Only about 20% of all residents soil test. Some differences in fertilizer use due to community structure were apparent from this survey. The percentage of residents applying fertilizer to their lawns ranged from 83% to 52%. The range in fertilizer was 0.59 to 3.1 lb N/1000 ft2/yr. Some of the difference in rate has to do with different grass types that require varying amounts of nitrogen fertilizer. On average, only 50% of homeowners sweep fertilizer off hard surfaces. More than 50% of residents recycle grass clippings. Pesticide use was fairly wide spread in all communities, with similar concerns by residents about family and pet safety. Water use was definitely event-driven - that is to say determined by lack of rainfall during the growing period or seeding period. The community that had the lowest level of fertilizer use also had the lowest level of water use."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Osmond, D. L., and D. H. Hardy. 2000. Characterization of nitrogen use on lawns in five North Carolina communities. Annu. Meet. Abstr. p. 152.
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