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Protecting Water: Vegetative Filter Strips Study

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UMass Extension
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Presenter - Barbara DeFlorio, Environmental Toxicology Graduate Student

Best Management Practices are commonly implemented on golf courses to minimize the movement of pesticides and nutrients. One such practice is the use of vegetative filter strips (VFS) to intercept runoff and help protect the quality of groundwater and adjacent surface water. Research at UMass is ongoing to identify the best-suited plant material and most appropriate planting techniques to ensure effective vegetative filter strips.

Commercial Horticulture topics: 
Best Management Practices
Turf
Water topics: 
Watershed & Water Quality