Unformatted text preview: maintenance was included in this budget. A majority of the cost went to leasing the equipment used to maintain the golf course. 4. “…in addition to the hundreds of thousand of pounds and gallons of fertilizers and herbicides that leach into ground water, he points out.” Fiction—In my opinion, and from what I was told by Terry Buchen, CGCS, MG, who happens to be the consulting agronomist for all of Discovery Land Co.’s propterties, almost 100% of foliar fertilizer applications are taken up by turfgrass. I think that most turfgrasses will uptake a majority of the fertilizers they are given based on their annual needs; therefore, I would argue that hundreds of thousands of pounds of the fertilizers are leached into the ground water. Most golf courses are criticized with contaminating ground water, but from most of the soil tests from established courses shows that the water quality exiting the property tends to be better than when it entered....
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- Fall '07
- golf course, Artificial turf, Rules of golf