Turfgrass Management for Protecting Surface Water Quality

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

Provides in-depth information on lawn management practices that help protect lake and river water quality by reducing runoff and pesticide and nutrient leaching. Discusses minimizing the use of fertilizers and pesticides and using them responsibly. Includes tables that give recommended mowing heights for various grasses, characteristics of common nitrogen fertilizers, and nitrogen requirement and application timing for lawns in the Upper Midwest. For homeowners, lakeshore owners, municipalities, lawn care professionals, and garden center and landscaping industry personnel.

Author: 
Robert J. Mugaas, Michael L. Agnew, Nick E. Christians
Topic Areas: 
Horticulture
Pollution Prevention
Lake
Rivers
Target Audience: 
Adult
Producer / Landowner
Consumers
Business Community
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
16 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1995
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$3.00 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
BU-5726-SEEK