Impact of turfgrass fertilization on nutrient losses through runoff and leaching

Authors: Grégoire, Guillaume

Organizations: Université Laval

Start Date: 01/04/2013 | End Date: 31/03/2018

“This research project evaluates the use of different types of turfgrass fertilizers and their impacts on nutrient runoff and leaching. The project compares nutrient losses from turfgrass fertilized with natural, synthetic and compost fertilizer sources to unfertilized turfgrass, as well as measuring the impact of cultural practices like aeration, clipping recycling, and overseeding.
The project compared the effect of five different maintenance programs, based on real-life situations, on: turfgrass quality, nutrient losses through runoff and leaching, soil moisture and temperature, and soil fertility level.”

Keywords: turgrass fertilizer, nutrient runoff, leaching, soil fertility level