Aquatrols continued its support of the Aquatrols Robert A. Moore Endowment Fund with a $10,000 donation in honor of its late founder to the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).
Moore, who was a strong advocate for GCSAA until his passing in 2010, founded Aquatrols in 1955. He was a GCSAA member for more than 50 years and had articles published in the association's flagship publication, Golf Course Management, beginning in 1957. The endowment in his name funds research specifically aimed at optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf, with specific goals for increasing the effectiveness of applied water, fertilizers and pesticides, thereby reducing total requirements.
Moore's daughters, Tracy Jarman and Demie Moore, and son Andy Moore, all with Aquatrols, made the donation during the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
In 2015, the Moore endowment is helping fund the work of Joseph Young, Ph.D., and Theophilus Udeigwe, Ph.D., at Texas Tech University. Their research, which is also receiving matching funds from Texas Tech, is studying incorporating cultivation practices and products to reduce salinity parameters from poor quality irrigation water on golf course fairways.