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    2003 WCTA RESEARCH PROJECTS
     
    Characterization of Leaching at the Coeur d'Alene Golf Club Floating Green
    (extended from three year project).

    Dr. Bill Johnston, Washington State University, Pullman. Objectives: 1. Quantify water flow and movement of NO3 and NH4 through a large-scale sand-based putting green under actual golf course field conditions; 2. Demonstrate the effect of fungicide application methods on sand-based putting greens to promote environmental safety and support the highest level of turfgrass quality. This research projects is in cooperation with the USGA Green Section, Northwest Turfgrass Assn., Inland Empire GCSA, Oregon GCSA, Peaks & Prairies GCSA and the Western Washington GCSA.
    Total yearly value: $36,000 US ($54,000CDN)
    WCTA: $7,500 ($5,000 US).

    Evaluation of turfgrass quality, thatch development and rooting environment of Poa reptans under different thatch management regime
    (2nd year of two year project).

    Bently Sly, Northlands GC and Dr. Brian Holl, Lamorna Enterprises. Objectives: Poa reptans has only recently been introduced to the turfgrass market and there is little information available on management of this particular species on an active golf course. This project is designed to address management of Poa reptans specifically with respect to the development of thatch, as well as to begin to develop our knowledge base of how this species performs in the Pacific North West.
    Total yearly value: $22,000
    WCTA $6,200

    Creeping Bentgrass Variety Trial at Multiple Locations
    (2nd of 4 years)

    David Davidson, Kwantlen University College. Objectives: to test creeping bentgrasses from each of the BC seed companies at KUC, Cottonwood GC and 2 other sites.
    Total yearly value: $8,000
    WCTA: $4,000

    Partner funding to the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation.
    Total yearly value: $75,000
    WCTA $5,000

    Potential of Entomopathogenic Nematodes to Control European Craneflies in Turfgrass
    (2nd of 3 years)

    Margriet Dogterrom and Deborah Henderson. Objectives: To determine field monitoring technique or trapping methods, locate suitable menatode trial sites for both Tipula Paludosa and Tipula oleracea adults and larvae, determine the efficacy of nematode treatments for control, and to compose an extension publication on biocontrol options of the European cranefly.
    Total yearly value: $11,960
    WCTA: $5,530

    Evapotranspiration (ET) information on-line: www.farmwest.com
    (2nd year of multi year partnership agreement)

    Objectives: The Farmwest web site provides ET information, both current and historic, for 42 locations in irrigated areas around BC. The climate information is gathered from existing Environment Canada (EC) climate stations that are able to automatically give us daily climate information. The site will also contain links to information on how to use ET data and other irrigation management advice.
    Total yearly value: $3,000
    WCTA: $500

    European Chafer - A New Turf Pest
    Objectives: Print and distribute the 1 page brochure developed by Bob Costello, BCMAFF. This information brochure has coloured pictures and describes the biology, damage, monitoring and management of the European Chafer which has be found in New Westminster, BC.
    Total yearly value: $1,000
    WCTA: $1000

    New Insect Pest Introductions to B.C.
    Objectives: Print and distribute the 1 page brochure developed by Bob Costello, BCMAFF. This information brochure has coloured pictures and describes the biology, known distribution and management of the Viburnum Leaf Beetle, European Chafer, Hemerocallis Gall Midge and the Andromeda Lacebug.
    Total yearly value: $1,000
    WCTA: $1000

    IPM Guide for Turfgrass Managers
    Objectives: Print and distribute the 100+ page book developed by Leslie MacDonald and several other staff of the BCMAFF.
    Total yearly value: $15,000
    WCTA: $15,000

    Architectural Approaches for Biological Filtration of Nutrients in Golf Course Runoff Water
    (2nd of 3 years)

    Eric Miltner, Gwen Stahanke, William Johnston and Geoffrey Rinehart, Washington State University Objective: To monitor the effectiveness of biological filtration techniques that were intentionally incorporated into the design and construction of a golf course. Nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in soil solution and surface water will be monitored in different topographical locations.
    Total yearly value: $23,000 US ($34,500 CDN)
    WCTA $7,500 CDN ($5,000 US)

    Total Value: $ 225,460 CDN
    2002 WCTA Funding: $ 53,230 CDN

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