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Environmental Best Management Practices for Virginia’s Golf Courses summarizes best management practices (BMPs) and provides details in accompanying recommendations specifically adapted for golf courses in Virginia using the results of current research, the experience of golf course superintendents in implementing BMPs, golf industry representatives, and State regulators with an emphasis on the protection of water quality. Virginia Golf Course Superintendents Association (VGCSA) developed the document in cooperation with representatives of Virginia Tech, Virginia governmental agencies, allied associations of the Virginia Golf Council, and private sector partners.
Golf course superintendents, current and prospective golf course owners, golfers and other stakeholders, and regulators will find the information contained within this document to be useful in understanding the use of BMPs for the protection of environmental quality.
Since a number of writers devoted their time and expertise to prepare this document VGCSA has granted permission to post the document on the VCE site. Authors from Virginia Tech include: Dr. Stephen Schoenholtz (Chapter 5); Dr. Mike Goatley (Chapters 5 and 6); Dr. Erik Ervin (Chapter 1, 3 and 7); Dr. Steve Hodges (Chapter 6); Lloyd Hipkins (Chapter 4), David McCall, Dr. Shawn Askew and Dr. Rod Youngman (Chapter 8); Patricia Hipkins (Chapter 9 and Appendices G-J); and Dr. Bobby Grisso (Chapter 10). Special thanks to Stacey Kingsbury, Project Coordinator, for managing the contributions of these writers and producing the final document.
Hardcopies of the manual and additional information can be found at: http://www.vgcsa.org/sites/courses/view.asp?id=373&page=68702
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
February 27, 2013