• New Pollinator BMPs

As the stewards of golf courses in New York State, superintendents are dedicated to protecting New York’s natural resources and maintaining these facilities in harmony with the natural environment. Therefore, the golf industry has established Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the state’s golf courses. Scientists from Cornell University have integrated the latest research to formulate BMPs specifically for New York’s climate and environment. These research-based, voluntary guidelines are designed to protect and preserve our water resources and enhance open space using current advances in golf turf management.

Since publication of the BMPs, we have focused our outreach and education to promote the acceptance and implementation of BMPs. As part of these efforts, the state’s golf course professionals were surveyed two years ago to conduct both a formative assessment of BMP concepts and a survey of BMPs as implemented on NYS golf courses. With funding provided by a Turf Environmental Stewardship Fund grant, we have updated the survey questions and reintroduced the online BMP quiz and BMP survey. Cornell University researchers will once again analyze the results and use the information to continue to direct education and outreach efforts.

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gary_player_front_page“…The New York State golf course superintendents associations, as well as researchers at Cornell University, are to be commended for recently establishing the Best Management Practices for New York State Golf Courses, providing a foundation for environmental stewardship…”
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