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How Canada’s golf courses are reducing their ecological impact on the environment

Critics still oppose pesticide, fertilizer use

November 10, 2022  By Turf & Rec

Golf courses, as green spaces in urban settings, are both defended for their ability to capture carbon and criticized by environmentalists who argue pesticide and fertilizer applications are detrimental to ecosystems. Both sides can be drawn closer together, Dr. Sara Stricker of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute says, through a better understanding of the stewardship roles golf superintendents play in their efforts to reduce inputs.


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