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Thank you to Global Soil Survey participants

The turf managers and facilities listed below have participated in the Global Soil Survey for Sustainable Turf, and in doing so, have played an invaluable role in the development of new, more sustainable turf nutrition guidelines — the Minimum Levels for Sustainable Turf (MLSN) Guidelines. We thank them for their vision, their work, and their support of turf research.

Name Facility Country
Pirapon Namatra Bangsai Country Club Thailand
Lydell Mack Big Canoe POA U.S.
Brendon Reaksecker Bonita Golf Course U.S.
Eric Johnson Chambers Bay Golf Course U.S.
David Kuypers Cutten Fields Golf Club Canada
Jeff Markow Cypress Point Golf Club U.S.
John Harkness Dove Canyon Country Club U.S.
Michael Gomnert Eastman Golf Links U.S.
Damon DiGiorgio Fieldstone Golf Club U.S.
Jeff Hacior Fort McMurray Golf Club Canada
Tuukka Monttinen Helsinki Golf Club Finland
Kevin Phillips Iron Horse Golf Club U.S.
Eric Foerster Ironbridge Golf Club U.S.
Andrew McDaniel Keya Golf Club Japan
Michael Atherton King Williams College Grounds Department Great Britain
Chris Toop Langley Park Golf Club Great Britain
Ron Parish Lone Tree Golf and Event Center U.S.
Matt Crowther Mink Meadows Golf Club U.S.
Phil Benn Oaks Sports Centre Great Britain
Ryan Chase Oyster Harbors Club U.S.
Jason Haines Pender Harbour Golf Club Canada
Eli McGallian Sand Pines Golf Links U.S.
Robert Blalock Sequoia Golf U.S.
Albert Bancroft Tama Hills Golf Course Japan
David Stone The Honors Course U.S.
Nancy Pierce The Links at Crowbush Cove Canada
Lou Conzlemann Tiburon Golf Club U.S.
Akoni Ganir Tokatee Golf Club U.S.
Paul Robertson Victoria Golf Club Canada
Gale Hultquist Wanakah Country Club U.S.
Kris Givens Whitford Country Club U.S.
Rick Fredericksen Woodhill Country Club U.S.

Global Soil Survey Update

Global Soil Survey for Sustainable Turf: October, 2014 Update

The Global Soil Survey was launched in August, 2013 to enlist turf managers from around the globe to collaborate in the development of new, more sustainable turf nutrient guidelines. After just over one year, we have several important advances to report:

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More information on the Global Soil Survey for Sustainable Turf:

Global Soil Survey : 2014 Report

The Global Soil Survey was launched in August, 2013 to enlist turf managers from around the globe in the development of new, more sustainable turf nutrient guidelines, and we have just issued our first report on the Global Soil Survey. A summary of the report appears below:

  • We received 84 soil samples from four different countries (Canada, Japan, Thailand and U.S.A.) and one Crown dependency (Isle of Man) (Figure 1). All samples came from good performing areas of turf, with fourteen different turf types represented.
  • A complete nutrient analysis of each soil sample was conducted by Brookside Laboratories. The results were added to the existing MLSN (Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition) dataset, which is comprised of thousands of soil samples from good performing turf. The Survey data was also analyzed separately, so it could be compared with the already existing MLSN dataset.
  • The Global Soil Survey data showed what we have seen in the past — that good performing turf can be produced at nutrient levels that are much lower than conventional guidelines suggest.
  • As more Global Soil Survey data becomes available, we will continue to evaluate and re-analyze soil nutrient information, to incorporate the data into the MLSN database, and to make any adjustments in the MLSN Guidelines that the data indicate are necessary. All reports will continue to be made publicly available in a variety of public locations, including the websites of the Asian Turfgrass Center and of PACE Turf.

Thanks to the Global Soil Survey participants, the MLSN guidelines are now more robust and more broadly applicable than ever before. You can join the growing number of turf managers who have participated in the Global Soil Survey, by signing up here. You'll find out how rewarding and interesting it is to compare your own nutrient programs with the MLSN Guidelines, as well as to contribute to the development of the new, more sustainable MLSN Guidelines that will be used by turf managers everywhere.

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