Research focus area: Water quality
Research in this area ranges from water conservation, use efficiency, drought management and water quality protection. Projects listed below have supported university research programs to examine drought tolerant species, wetting agents, new technology and innovative water conservation practices. This research has direct influence on irrigation management programs, product selection and water use decision making for superintendents. The EIFG has supported the following projects:
Surface Water Quality Monitoring on Golf Courses in the Pacific Northwest
Eric Miltner, Ph.D.
Washington State University, Puyallup
Pesticide Runoff from Simulated Golf Turf
Mark J. Carroll, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Removing Nitrate and Phosphate in Drain Tile Leachate
Adam Nichols and Erik Ervin, Ph.D.
Conserve Water Through Infrequent Irrigation of Bentgrass Fairways
Stephen E. McCann, Ph.D., Monsanto Co. and Bingru Huang, Ph.D.,
Quantitative Analysis of 20-Plus Years of Golf Course Monitoring Studies
Stuart Z. Cohen, Ph.D., CGWP
Environmental Turf Services
Deficit Irrigation of Seashore Paspalum and Bermudagrass
Jaime B. Banuelos, M.S.;
James L. Walworth, Ph.D.;
Paul W. Brown, Ph.D. and
David M. Kopec, Ph.D.
Water-Use Efficiency in Golf: An Economic Analysis of
Colorado Golf Courses
Philip Watson, Ph.D. and
Dawn Thilmany, Ph.D.
Colorado State University
Wetting agent effects on root-zone
Doug Karcher, Ph.D. and
Mike Richardson, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas
Field-Scale Monitoring of
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care
Products Applied to Active Golf Courses
via Recycled Water
R.L. Green, Ph.D.
California State Polytechic University
M.H. Young, Ph.D.;
J.L. Conkle, Ph.D.;
M. McCullough, M.S.;
D.A. Devitt, Ph.D.;
L. Wright, M.S.;
B.J. Vanderford, Ph.D. and
S.A. Snyder, Ph.D.