USGA to Fund $31 Million to Environment

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FAR HILLS,, N.J. - The United States Golf Association will fund $3.1 million in research grants for 52 turfgrass and environmental projects from 2003-2005.

Turfgrass and environmental research, one of the core functions of the USGA, includes the following categories: integrated turfgrass management, breeding and genetics, golf course construction, environmental impact and wildlife.
 
Nationally-recognized for its research work on land use, water use, and environmental issues, the USGA, with this new three-year funding plan, strives to address problems specific to managing golf courses in today's environmentally conscious world. In 2003, there will be an additional call for research proposals for $350,000 to address specific problems of regional and national importance.