Legume Inclusion: a path towards greener golf course management

March 27th, 2018 3:31pm CDT

Education Points: 0.2

Deciding to diversify your golf course is a step towards sustainability. In this 90-minute webcast, Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., reviews the benefits of bio diverse turf systems and discuss using legumes as a component of rough and out-of-play golf areas. Legumes, such as clovers, medicks, and lespedezas, are able to fix atmospheric nitrogen and share it with associated grass species. McCurdy discusses how to cultivate legumes for benefits like insect habitat, wildlife forage and supplemental nitrogen without interrupting aesthetics and playability. You’ll also learn effective strategies to communicate to golfers and club members about the changes taking place.