GCSAA is seeking data from superintendents regarding water use and conservation practices to update much needed information and compare golf's current landscape to information collected in a survey conducted eight years ago. The Golf Course Environmental Profile Water Use and Conservation Survey must be completed by Nov. 17.
On Oct. 14 and 15, 87 delegates representing 91 GCSAA-affiliated chapters met in Lawrence, Kan., for the 2014 Chapter Delegates Meeting. Over two days of meetings, the delegates heard presentations from candidates for the 2015 board of directors and participated in small group and town hall discussions.
The EPA has granted GCSAA's request for an extension on the use of fenamiphos (Nemacur nematicide) existing stocks labeled for use on golf courses until Oct. 6, 2017. Nemacur is used to control the major genera of nematodes attacking turfgrass including root knot, root lesion, sting, lane and rink nematodes.
The most recent amendment to EPA's methyl bromide cancellation order allows for the sale and distribution of methyl bromide for golf course use until Nov. 30, 2014. Those stocks owned by the end user by that date may continue to be applied until they are exhausted. If you anticipate a need for methyl bromide in the future, contact Chava McKeel, associate director, government relations, for more information regarding this compliance deadline.
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This region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Ontario.
Congratulations to Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., which was recently named a National Historic Landmark. GCSAA Past President Mark D. Kuhns, CGCS, is director of grounds at Baltusrol, which is set to host the 2016 PGA Championship.
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