Some Unintended Consequences Associated with Certain Urban Fertilizer Ordinances

Summary

This article stresses concidering best management recommendations for environmental protection when passing fertilizer ordinances.

This article discusses the research behind turfgrass growth, biology and ecology, and soil nutrient cycling in the lawn. The unintended consequences of fertilizer ordinance restricted periods are presented to open dialogue among the stakeholders in the ordinance issue and to ensure that all information is presented to completely inform the policymaking process.

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Date Published:
February 19, 2013
Author(s):
George Hochmuth, Terril Nell, Jerry Sartain, Bryan Unruh, Michael Dukes, Chris Martinez, Laurie Trenholm, and John Cisar, University of Florida
Contact Information:
Florida Cooperative Extension Service Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
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