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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Golf Course Management

PP&R golf courses have been good examples of responsible IPM management and have always sought to minimize their reliance on pesticides. Several of our courses are now implementing an experimental trial of specialized nutrient applications for golf greens and fairways. This new regimen has only been tried in a few locations in the country, and PP&R is leading the way in the Northwest. If these new materials are successful, there will be less need for inputs such as traditional fertilizers and pesticides. It may also improve the quality of the courses and enhance playability. Initial results are promising, with a decreased need for fungicide applications coupled with an improvement in putting surfaces already noted.

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