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Recent policy decisions aimed at improving and safeguarding regional surface and subsurface water quality often result in activities at state and local levels to regulate the sale and/or use of many common lawn fertilizer and pesticide products. Clear, comprehensive distribution of the research data generated during the last decade on the environmental fate of fertilizer nutrients and plant protection chemicals in the urban environment is critical to enable informed decisions by our public officials. This book records the proceedings of a RISE-ACS co-sponsored workshop (October 12-13, 2005) designed to provide a forum for turf researchers and environmental scientists to present research and practical information addressing the realities of turfgrass risk/benefits and how appropriate maintenance practices performed on urban lawns can impact water quality.
Preface; 1. Management Practices Affecting Nitrogen and Soluble Phosphorus Losses from an Upper Midwest Lawn; 2. Determining Nitrogen Loading Rates Based on Land Use in an Urban Watershed; 3. Determining Phosphorus Loading Rates Based on Land Use in an Urban Watershed; 4. Nitrogen Fate in a Mature Kentucky Bluegrass Turf; 5. Discharge Losses of Nitrogen and Phosphorus from a Golf Course Watershed; 6. The Effects of Soil Phosphorus and Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilization on Phosphorus Runoff Losses from Turfgrass; 7. Influence of Landscape and Percolation on P- and K-Losses over Four Years; 8. Management Practices That Reduce Runoff Transport of Nutrients and Pesticides from Turfgrass; 9. Sediment and Nutrient Losses from Prairie and Turfgrass Buffer Strips during Establishment; 10. Evaluation of Resource-Efficient Landscape Systems to Reduce Contaminants in Urban Runoff; 11. Thatch Pesticide Sorption; 12. Regional Analysis of Pesticide Runoff from Turf; 13. Mobility and Dissipation of Clopyralid Herbicide in Turfgrass Field Lysimeters; 14. Glyphosate Runoff When Applied to Zoysiagrass under Golf Course Fairway Conditions; Indexes; Author Index; Subject Index