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March 3, 2005 10:29 - Golden Eagle Phosphorus Testing

The lastest enviromental testing that we have been working on this year is now completed. This year we did work on Golden Eagle Golf Club which is located just east of Pine River, MN in a lovely area called Fifty Lakes. We tested lysimeters buried in the greens, tees, fairways, and woods this past year. Testing was also done on Eagle Lake and a pond on the course premises.

Our results were very interesting. Again the results showed that the amount of phosphorus leaching into the lysimeters buried in the greens, tees, and fairways where fertilization and irrigation took place was not higher than the levels found in lysimeters buried in the woods where there was no fertilization and irrigation taking place. Once again it appears that there is no phosphorus runoff exceeding what normally would be released naturally from Mother Nature.

We find these results very enlightening considering the phosphorus law which will apply statewide this year. That law bans all phosphorus applications unless a soils test shows that phosphorus is lacking. We will be retesting in 2005, and we will post our findings next year to keep everybody updated.

Craig Paskvan
Paskvan Consulting
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