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Re: Workshops on IPM for Golf Courses
At 03:28 PM 5/16/97 -0700, you wrote:
>There are quite a few new golf courses proposed for Suffolk County and
>as a water purveyor from a sole source aquifer, we have been concerned
>with pesticide contamination to our wells and the groundwater in general
>from this land use. I am trying to put together a couple of workshops
>on intergrated pesticide management for golf course to be offered
>hopefully this fall.
>Does anyone have experience with putting on a workshop on Integrated
>Pest Management for Golf Courses. I am looking for suggestions on topics
>- sample agendas and speakers.
>Any help is greatly appreciated.
>SCWA's P2 Program
>4060 Sunrise Highway
>Oakdale, NY 11769
I posted your question to our Farm*A*Syst /Home*A*Syst list serv. I know of
at least one Farm*A*Syst state program that has developed specific pollution
risk assessments for golf courses and institutional grounds management. That
is Michigan and they call it Turf*A*Syst. There will be a strong
groundwater component in it as in all Farm*A*Syst and Home*A*Syst materials.
Contact the following person for more information in MIchigan.
Michigan State University Extension
Groundwater Stewardship Program
Michigan Dept of Ag
611 W Ottawa, 4th Floor
P O Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909
Voice Mail 517-373-9813
I would also suggest you contact the NY Farm*A*Syst coordinator at Cornell
425 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
You may also want to check out our website at http://www.wisc.edu/farmasyst
I do have our training manual on pesticide and fertilizer storage and
handling posted at this site. ..20 minute script with images. It's designed
for farms, orchards and other ag producers and reflects state and federal
codes relevant to them. The "Greens" industry may fall under those codes.
The storage and handling issues would be similar. I have had several
municipal golf course and parks managers adapt their state Farm*A*Syst
assessments for use on their property.
Hope this is helpful..
Nat'l Farm*A*Syst / Home*A*Syst Programs
B142 Steenbock Library
550 Babcock Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Email: enevers@facstaff. wisc.edu
Web site: http://www.wisc.edu/farmasyst