Sustainable Lawn Care for a Better Urban Environment

Thursday, April 3, 6:30-8:00 PM

at UW Waukesha Room N133
1500  N. University Drive, Waukesha

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UW Extension Associate Professor
Dr. Doug Soldat

Green lawns and clean lakes need not be mutually exclusive. In fact, dense vegetation can play an important role in protecting surface waters from nutrient runoff. However, there are negative consequences of over management and the soil properties play a critical but often overlooked role in environmental protection and pollution.In this talk, I will highlight the primary pathways of nutrient losses from urban environments and discuss some practical and effective strategies for keeping nutrients where they belong, while minimizing other inputs like irrigation and pesticides.

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Doug Soldat is a Wisconsin native and an associate professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in turfgrass and urban soil management. He earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University studying how phosphorus is lost from lawns. At Wisconsin, he advises the students in the turfgrass and grounds maintenance program, and teaches three classes including “Turfgrass Nutrient and Water Management” and “Lawns, Society, and the Environment”. His research program focuses on finding ways to maintain turfgrass for optimum function using fewer inputs of nutrients, pesticides, and water.

Sponsored by 

Waukesha County Green Team


UW Extension of Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties
Waukesha County Green Team,
Feb 14, 2014, 7:20 AM