Golf courses practice environmental stewardship
Golf is more than a game. In fact, golf is good for the environment, for communities and for local economies.
Golf is a $2.3 billion industry in Minnesota, supporting 35,000 employees annually and preserving outdoor space in urban environments. Golf courses and turfgrasses provide filters for rain and storm water, protect topsoil from wind and water erosion, and provide wildlife and pollinator habitat.
University of Minnesota Extension collaborates with golf course superintendents to conduct research and outreach education in an effort to improve the sustainability of this sport.
Chris Tritabaugh is making his University of Minnesota degree in turfgrass science work for him at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
University research dispels fertilizer myth
Think of your local golf course "as a community's largest rain garden." Golf courses collaborate with the University to use less water and become more environmentally sustainable.
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