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Turf growers learn there can be too much of a good thing


In the world of turf management, too much green isn't necessarily a good thing.

For years, some golf courses and park maintenance crews have liberally spread fertilizers on grass to help it grow.

But now, thanks to a new state law, those people charged with growing turf must develop a nutrient management plan to find out how much fertilizer is enough.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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