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Location of Turfgrass Production Sites Using GIS in the North Bosque River Watershed
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 472-476 in Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Environmental Regulations: Proceedings of the March 11-13, 2002 Conference, (Fort Worth, Texas, USA) 701P0102.(doi:10.13031/2013.7598)
Authors: J. Hanzlik, C. Munster, D. Vietor, R. White
Keywords: TMDL, Turfgrass, Phosphorus, Dairy, North Bosque River, GIS Composted Manure
The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) has issued a Total Maximum
Daily Load (TMDL) mandating a 50% reduction of phosphorus (P) in the North Bosque River
(Strategic Assessment Division, 2001). There are numerous dairies that produce large quantities
of manure in the North Bosque River watershed that will be affected by the TMDL regulation.
Currently, the State of Texas is subsidizing the composting of dairy manure for transport out of
the watershed. Researchers at Texas A&M University are investigating the environmental
effects of using composted dairy manure to grow turfgrass sod. The transport of manure
nutrients in turfgrass sod may be a sustainable means to export composted dairy manure from the
North Bosque River watershed.