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Author(s):Vinlove, Frances K.; Torla, Robert F.
Author Affiliation:Economists, U.S. EPA (Office of Pesticide Programs, Biological and Economic Analysis Division), Washington, D.C.
Title:Comparative estimations of U.S. home lawn area
Source:Journal of Turfgrass Management. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1994, p. 83-97.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:Binghamton, NY: Food Products Press (Haworth Press)
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Lawn turf; Land surveys; Assessment; Turfgrass industry; Turf values; Land area in turf
Abstract/Contents:"Although turfgrass benefit assessment studies require information on the extent of residential turf, no nationwide surveys or other means of systematic data collection have yet been conducted to estimate total U.S. home lawn area. In an attempt to measure this statistic, two methods of estimating home lawn acreage by state have been employed. The first utilizes FHA average lot size data that have been inflated to conform to a national average lawn size derived from recent state turfgrass surveys. The second method is similar but employs FHA median lot size data reduced by an assumed percentage allotted to lawns. An upper limit to the nation's total lawn area based on total housing units and national median lot size is approximately 26 million acres. Through the study's two techniques, this figure has been adjusted downward, with the first method producing an approximate total of 18 million acres and the second 14 million acres of U.S. home lawn turf."
Geographic Terms:United States
See Also:Other items relating to: Land area in turf
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Vinlove, F. K., and R. F. Torla. 1994. Comparative estimations of U.S. home lawn area. J. Turfgrass Manage. 1(1):p. 83-97.
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