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There are many things that have an affect on the environment such as erosion gases in the air the population growing so rapidly that the environment cannot sustain what we have and many others But how many people look at golf courses and think of the effect that the courses being built and sustained has on the environment Most people would say that golf courses are good for the environment because there are trees and grass and things that seems undisturbed Many people would also say that golf courses use too many chemicals are occupying land that could be used for other things and that golf courses use enormous amounts of water to keep the grass remaining healthy Many of these accusations and queries will be dealt with in this paper and hopefully individuals will better understand the purpose and role of golf courses with the environmentOne of the major issues is that chemicals are used to fertilize all the grass and keep it healthy One issue brought to the forefront is that the fertilizer used to keep the greens green and healthy is running off and hurting the water and many organisms with its path The main fertilizer for greens is a fungicide that is basically only used on golf courses for greens The fungicides are very expensive and are used to keep the greens and eighth of an inch tall or shorter in some cases People believed that this ran off into the surface water and then leached with the ground water but the accusation was proven wrong Ronald Turco a professor at Purdue University cited that in numerous experiments the grass leaf blade which is in turn absorbed by the grass plant within forty-eight hours absorbed 90 of the fungicides The other 10 is caught in the thatch layer which is a thick layer that is narrow and has an organic band of material on top of the soil Putting pg 2
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