`Fore!': Compost research takes a swing on the green
- Characterization of Compost Produced at a Golf Course: Impact of Historic Mercury Accumulations In Putting Green Soil. McCartney, Daryl; Zhang, Yan; Grant, Cynthia // Compost Science & Utilization;Winter2001, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p73
This paper reports on the physical and chemical properties of feedstock and compost materials used at the Clear Lake Golf Course located in southwestern Manitoba. The compost was found to have a very low organic matter content (range = 9.1 to 13.2%) and a low moisture content (27.8 to 32.8%). To...
- FAIRWAYS AND GREENS BROADEN BASE FOR COMPOST DEMAND. King Sr., Wayne // BioCycle;Aug2001, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p29
Describes the use of biosolids compost by the SummerGrove Golf Course in Newnan, Georgia. Specifications of the compost; Amount and supplier of the compost used; Benefit of applying compost on the golf course. INSET: TURF MONITORING DEMONSTRATES COMPOST BENEFITS.
- Disease suppression on the links. D.B. // BioCycle;Oct97, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p62
Focuses on the types of compost most favored by golf course managers to fertilize golf turfs. Advantages of using organic compost in preventing turf diseases; Trial results on the environmental compatibility of compost; Future outlook of compost fertilizers for golf courses. INSETS: Compost's...
- Municipal golf course puts compost to test. // Government Product News;June97, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p16
Reports that John Napier of the Stanley Golf Course in New Britain, Connecticut, has teamed up with staff at GreenCycle Incorporated to determine whether the agronomic benefits seen in lab tests of compost can be realized on a busy golf course. Benefits of compost as shown by university lab and...
- Compost on trial in green, fairway tests. // Landscape Management;Mar97, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p6G
Highlights the research launched by two golf course superintendents to determine the pros and cons of using recycled soil supplements in golf courses. Work with GreenCycle Inc., a green waste recycler; Ability of compost to fight turfgrass disease. INSET: Sod nursery germinates quickly..
- ORGANICS RECYCLING AT GOLF COURSE IN CANADIAN NATIONAL PARK. McCartney, Daryl // BioCycle;Aug2001, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p27
Describes the organic recycling operations of the Clear Lake Golf Course in Riding Mountain National Park, southwestern Manitoba. Types of composting used at the golf course; Design of the compost site in the park; Problem with the compost site. INSET: CHARACTERIZING COMPOST PRODUCED AT A GOLF...
- Putting compost to the test. // Parks & Recreation;Jun97, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p18
Reports on the study of golf courses with GreenCycle Incorporated about compost applications. Findings on compost's effects on soil and grass quality; Statement of Greg Bugbee of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station about the use of composted organic material.
- USING BIOLOGICAL METHODS IN THE GOLF INDUSTRY. Nilsson, Jon // BioCycle;Jun2005, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p28
The article focuses on the use of biological methods in the Golf Industry. Studies conducted over the past 10 to 15 years have clearly shown the potential for compost amendments to reduce the severity and incidence of a wide variety of turf grass diseases. Research has shown that compost has...
- GOLF GREENS USE COMPOST INSTEAD OF PEAT IN ROOT ZONE MIXES. // BioCycle;Jun2001, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p18
Deals with the use of compost instead of peat in root zone mixes of golf courses in Florida. Number of golf courses constructed per year in Florida; Results of the analysis conducted by the United States Golf Association on the use of composts and peat in root zone mixes of courses.