Turf Tips - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

There are a lot of tip sheets out there on how golf courses/turf systems can reduce their environmental footprint. Sustainable Turf Care by the NSAIS provides a few good points, in particular the compost section, here's the intro:

Continued applications of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides create a toxic environment for earthworms, fungi, bacteria, and beneficial nematodes through radical changes in pH and the buildup of toxic salts and other compounds (heavy metals) sometimes found in fertilizers. In contrast, mature compost enhances populations of soil organisms by providing them with an excellent source of nutrients.

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