When? Thursday, 12 November 2015, 12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
Cost: FREE

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Matt Pennington, Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council (“Region 9”)
Derik Cataldi, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Chase Rogan, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Bryan Seipp, Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.

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Improving water quality in local water bodies and in large systems like the Chesapeake Bay by reducing the amount of nutrients (Nitrogen and Phosphorus) entering the system has become increasingly important. One potential solution to this problem has been to manage the amount of nutrients that are being applied to the landscape. The agriculture community has been practicing this type of management for years. Recently, the focus has expanded to look at urban areas, specifically, lawns, athletic fields and golf courses. These often highly managed landscapes offer significant opportunity to address water quality impacts by matching the needs of the plants or turf to the amount of fertilizer being applied. The goal of this practice is to apply only the amount of fertilizer needed to keep the vegetation healthy and prevent runoff or leaching. Golf courses in particular are ideal areas to manage nutrients carefully because of the highly managed nature of the area. This webcast will explore how the management of nutrients on golf courses and urban lands impacts water quality, the relevance to regulatory systems like Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and MS4 permits, how some states are using nutrient management to meet EPA regulations, and what role the golf course community can play.

**Please note: GCSAA members, this webcast has been approved for .15 education points!**

Webcast Archive

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Slides from the webcast available here:

Managing Nutrients on Golf Courses Webcast Slides

Slides from the webcast Managing Nutrients on Golf Courses which aired on November 12, 2015

Version november 12, 2015 | Size (6 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Webcast Resources

U-5 Urban Nutrient Management Fact Sheet

A 'fact sheet' on using Urban Nutrient Management as an urban BMP in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Version august 2015 | Size (395 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Urban Nutrient Management

The short report of the Chesapeake Bay Program approved recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Urban Nutrient Management. This version does not include the appendices.

Version march 25, 2014 | Size (2 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Fact Sheet TT-118: Nutrient Management Guidelines for Golf Courses in Maryland

The following information serves as a nutrient management guideline for the maintenance of golf courses in Maryland.

Version december 2013 | Size (3 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Virginia Urban Nutrient Management Handbook

This handbook provides a series of chapters devoted to the challenges associated with water quality protection in an urban environment. It presents extensive information on the basic principles in soil and plant sciences, fertility and fertilizers, plant management, soil amendments, equipment calibration for fertilizer delivery, irrigation sources and quality, and stormwater management.  

Version may 2011 | Size (16 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Your local GCSAA chapter website for links to state BMP manuals and other helpful information here.

Plus there are lots more resources on our last UNM webcast page here.


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