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Author(s):Shearman, Robert C.
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Lincoln-Nebraska, and Executive Director, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
Title:Turfgrasses benefit people and their environment
Source:Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1996, p. 1, 6.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Turf values; Environmental benefits; Erosion control; Runoff control; Temperature modification; Particle entrapment; Soil temperature; Air quality; Soil improvement; Health benefits
Abstract/Contents:Discusses turfgrass management and its potentially "beneficial role to humans, wildlife and [the] environment." States that "turfgrasses control wind and water erosion through their dense, fibrous root systems and tight, uniform plant canopies." Mentions the possibility of turfgrass to "significantly abate heat", stating that "urban sites would be considerably hotter than they are during summer months if it were not for the cooling effects of turfs and allied plant materials." Also mentions air quality, soil quality, and psychological and physical well-being as potential benefits of turfgrass, stating that "studies have demonstrated individuals working in stressful environments were less stressed and more productive whe exposed to landscapes with turfgrasses." Concludes that turfgrasses "enhance the quality of our lives through their positive contributions to our environment, and physical and mental well-being."
Note:Reprint appears in The Keynoter, 24(3) July 1996, p. 7
Reprint appears in Turf Tales Magazine, Autumn 1996, p. 14
Reprint appears in OGCSA Newsletter, 2[11](3) Fall 1996, p. 15-16 with variant title "Turfgrasses benebit prople [people] and their environment"
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Shearman, R. C. 1996. Turfgrasses benefit people and their environment. Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. 2(1):p. 1, 6.
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