[Webcast] Managing Nutrients in Residential and Recreational Areas

When? Thursday, 22 October 2015, 12:00 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT
Cost: FREE
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SPEAKERS:
Dr. Peter Landschoot, The Pennsylvania State University
Sean Tuomey, Tuomey Turfgrass Consulting, LLC
Shane Young, Certified Urban Nutrient Management Planner, Administrative Coordinator-Landscape, Prince William County Public Schools
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. Residential lawns and athletic fields can be particularly challenging to manage nutrients on because of highly compacted soils and homeowner practices. This webcast will explore how the management of nutrients on residential lawns and athletic fields impacts water quality, the relevance to regulatory systems like Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and MS4 permits, management tools and recommendations to improve soils, how to reduce fertilizer inputs without sacrificing turf quality, how turf professionals communicate with their clients and how local and state governments can work with the turf and landscape industry to promote urban nutrient management.

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Slides from the webcast available here:

Managing Nutrients in Residential and Recreational Areas Webcast Slides

Slides from the the webcast, Managing Nutrients in Residential and Recreational Areas, which aired on October 22, 2015

Version october 22, 2015 | Size (10 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

Implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Reduce Runoff and Lawn Fertilizer Use

A website from the Penn State University College of Ag Sciences Department of Plant Science.

Turfgrass Fertilization: A Basic Guide for Professional Turfgrass Managers

A Basic Guide for Professional Turfgrass Managers from the Center for Turfgrass Science at Penn State University.

Maryland Resources

Maryland Professional Lawn Care Manual

This manual was developed to give lawn care professionals a comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved, an understanding of the science and reasoning behind the processes, and the skill set needed to pass Maryland’s Professional Fertilizer Applicator Certification Exam.

Version june 2013 | Size (9 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Fact Sheet TT-115: Fertilizer Recommendations for Commercially Maintained Lawns and Turfgrass in Maryland

The information in this fact sheet is intended to serve as a nutrient management guideline for the maintenance of commercially maintained turfgrass sites in an efficient, effective, and environmentally sound manner, and to meet state regulatory requirements.

Version april 2013 | Size (488 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Fact Sheet TT-116: Nutrient Management Guidelines for Commercial Turfgrass Seeding

When establishing a new site by seeding turfgrass, proper fertilization at the time of establishment is essential for obtaining a satisfactory stand of turfgrass for both the short and long-term. This fact sheet advises the proper fertilization procedures during commercial turfgrass seeding.

Version august 2005 | Size (148 KB) | 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

Fact Sheet TT-119: Nutrient Management Guidelines for Athletic Fields in Maryland

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

Version june 2014 | Size (8 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Maryland Fertilizer Law

This chapter explains the requirements and training applicable to persons who apply nutrients to land that is not used for agricultural purposes.

Version july 2014 | Size (238 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Virginia Resources

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

Virginia Nutrient Management Training and Certification Regulations

This chapter governs the department's voluntary Nutrient Management Training and Certification Program for individuals who prepare nutrient management plans.

Size (92 KB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Virginia Nutrient Management Standards and Criteria

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 july, 2014 | Size (2 MB) | File type (.pdf) | Download

Virginia Urban Nutrient Management Program Website

Website for Virginia Urban Nutrient Management Program

Delaware Resources

Website for Delaware Livable Lawns

Website for Delaware Nutrient Management Certification Information

New York Resources

Website for NY Nutrient Runoff Law

Website for Cornell Cooperative Extension- Lawn, Garden, and Landscape Resources

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