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Newsletter
Author(s):Hendrick, Rodney
Author Affiliation:LSU AgCenter
Title:Phase II stormwater regs for landscape industry...
Source:The Louisiana Turfgrass Bulletin. Vol. 40, No. 4, 2003, p. 2-3.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Water pollution; Water quality; Construction; Fertilizers; Nutrients; Public involvement; Education; Surface runoff; Stormwater management
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the impacts that the new Stormwater regulations will have on the maintenance part of the turfgrass industry. Discusses the issue of each town or area developing its own Stormwater Plan, explaining that "each Stormwater Plan must address six areas of concern. These are: Public Education and Outreach; Public Involvement/Participation; Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination; Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control; Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment; and Pollution Revention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations." Describes where the pollution comes from, including runoff from urban subdivisions, pet and bird feces and misplaced and over applied fertilizers. Explains that "the high levels of fertilization used in maintaning golf courses make them subject to close scrutiny for nutrients in runoff." Discusses the disadvantages of the whirlwind spreader and the leaf blower. Explains that "operating the fertilizer spreader so that fertilizer or lawn chemicals fall on the sidewalk, driveway and street can be major contributions of nitrogen and phosporous or pesticides to the stormwater. Blowing leaves and grass clippings into the street (or in some cases into the storm drain) increase the loads of both nutrients and organic matter in the stormwater. Leaving the clippings lay if they fall in the street will put the grass and fertilizer down the drain the very next rain." States that "some changes in work patterns may well be required to comply with the new programs, but new opportunities may outweigh the inconvenience."
Language:English
References:0
Geographic Terms:Louisiana
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hendrick, R. 2003. Phase II stormwater regs for landscape industry.... The Louisiana Turfgrass Bulletin. 40(4):p. 2-3.
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