Canada Goose Weed Dispersal and Nutrient Loading in Turfgrass Systems

  title={Canada Goose Weed Dispersal and Nutrient Loading in Turfgrass Systems},
  author={C. Ayers and C. DePerno and C. Moorman and F. Yelverton},
  booktitle={ATS 2010},
High populations of Canada geese (Branta canadensis L.) can lead to feces accumulation in areas adjacent to surface waters, creating concern about aquatic eutrophication. Further, turf managers and livestock farmers work to keep their facilities free of noxious or toxic weeds that geese potentially disperse. We investigated the prevalence of viable seeds and nitrogen and phosphorus content in resident Canada goose droppings. During spring, summer, and fall of 2008, we collected 127 fresh… Expand

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