Study to Evaluate Benefits of Fertiliser for Golf Courses

New York, United States: Anuvia Plant Nutrients and Audubon International have launched a partnership that will include a multi-year study to evaluate the environmental, sustainability and performance benefits of Anuvia’s bio-based GreenTRX fertiliser for golf courses that are involved in Audubon’s Cooperative Sanctuary Programme (ACSP).

They will mutually promote environmentally sustainable property management practices for businesses and communities.

The ACSP is an award-winning educational and certification programme that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the game’s natural heritage. Through partnerships with communities and businesses, Audubon International provides assistance helping to ensure healthy environments, quality of life for people and economic vitality.

“This represents a great beginning to a long-term relationship,” said Hugh MacGillivray, Anuvia’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The joint research will allow us to scientifically document and practically demonstrate the positive environmental impact of using our product.

“GreenTRX already is an important component in many golf course management programmes that enhance land, water, wildlife and other natural resources that make golf courses a valuable asset to communities.”

Audubon International ACSP was created as concerted efforts to enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency and minimise potentially harmful impacts of golf course operations.

The programme serves an important environmental role worldwide. Audubon International has developed Standard Environmental Management Practices that are generally applicable to all golf courses. These standards form the basis for ACSP for golf certification guidelines.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with Anuvia on this initiative to further our efforts to add value to ACSP certified partner golf businesses and communities,” said Christine Kane, Chief Execuitve Officer of Audubon International.

“Our common goals with this partnership will help both Anuvia and Audubon International lead in and promote conservation, education and stewardship of our environment,” she added.

Additional goals for the Anuvia-Audubon partnership include:

* Providing tools to implement and promoting sustainable practices within local communities and within the golf course industry.

* Protecting and enhancing land, water, wildlife and other natural resources by engaging in efforts that align with the three Es of sustainability: economy, environment and social equity.

* Using scientific information to guide the development and implementing programmes and products.

The two organisations will recruit a panel of science advisors to advise on the study’s design, research techniques and goals.

Following the input of the scientific panel, the three-year study will examine Anuvia’s GreenTRX bio-based fertiliser and its applications to green spaces in association with Audubon’s business partners.

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