Golf Course Runoff Low, Thanks to Precision Turf Management

When discussing fertilizer runoff, the question is always the same when talk turns to contamination of waterways by surplus agricultural chemicals: What about the golf courses?

In response, all researchers have been able to do is acknowledge that golf courses do contribute pesticides and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers to waterways. But no one has known exactly how much because no one ever measured them, until now.

For more of this article by Don Comis, Agricultural Research Service Information Staff, visit

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