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Author(s):Soli, A. M.; Lamp, W. O.
Author Affiliation:University of Maryland
Title:Pesticide and fertilizer contamination of streams adjacent to golf courses and the response of the benthic macroinvertebrate community
Section:Abstracts
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Meeting Info.:Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 15-21 July, 2001
Source:IXth International Turfgrass Research Conference. Vol. 9, 2001, p. 62-63.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:[Toronto, Canada]: International Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Pesticides; Fertilizers; Water pollution; Wildlife; Environmental effects; Streams; Phosphorus; Riparian zones; Fertilizer-pesticide combinations
Abstract/Contents:"High-quality golf courses require substantial pesticide and fertilizer applications, leading to concerns about their environmental impacts. A study was conducted [on] the effects of golf course pesticides and fertilizers on adjacent surface waters and the [their] impact on benthic macroinvertebrates. Stream water and benthic macroinvertebrate community samples were collected from mid-Atlantic golf courses; samples were collected from sites upstream and downstream of the courses for comparison. Water samples were collected following runoff events (for pesticide and nutrient analysis) and on a monthly basis (for nutrient analysis). Higher downstream concentrations of several pesticides and phosphorus in runoff samples indicated contamination by these chemicals. However, monthly sampling did not reveal increases in downstream nutirent concentraitons. Therefore, fertilizer applications do not appear to contribute to long-term stream nutrient enrichment. Macroinvertebrate communities were analyzed using bio-assessment indices. While increases in abundance and taxa richness of invertebrates downstream of the courses were seen, no significant shifts in community structure and function between sites were found. Therefore, golf course management practice did not appear to impact stream-macroinvertebrate communites. However, since the potential for problems exists further downstream, e.g. in the Chesapeake Bay, studies on turfgrass management practices that minimize potential chemical movement, such as riparian vegetation maintenance, are justified."
Language:English
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Soli, A. M., and W. O. Lamp. 2001. Pesticide and fertilizer contamination of streams adjacent to golf courses and the response of the benthic macroinvertebrate community. Int. Turfgrass Res. Conf. 9:p. 62-63.
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