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Water conservation in turf management (AQUAGUARD)

Objective

The quantity of water required for irrigation of recreational turf grass is a major factor limiting the quality and location of sports turf throughout Europe. Omega sciences, a marketing division of Service Chemicals plc has developed an innovative water conservation treatment which has been successful in basic laboratory and field tests in the UK. The aim of this proposal is to determine the potential of the product within the European Community and to develop the necessary research and business infrastructure to bring the product to market. The RTD objectives are :. Characterization of physical and chemical properties of the water conservation treatment. Characterization of the biological modes of action of the product.
Characterization of water requirements of turf grasses with or without the product.
Characterization of disease incidence in turf grasses with or without the product.
Characterization of nutrient requirements of turf grasses with or without the product.

Funding Scheme

EAW - Exploratory awards

Coordinator

SERVICE CHEMICALS PLC (AMEGA SCIENCES)
Address
17 Lanchester Way Royal Oak Estate
NN11 5PH Daventry
United Kingdom

Participants (1)

HERBATECH SRL
Italy
Address
Via Belfiore 242
37061 Verona