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Web URL(s):https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2019am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/120081
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Author(s):Chang, Baoxin; Wherley, Benjamin; Aitkenhead-Peterson, Jacqueline
Author Affiliation:Chang and Wherley: Soil & Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Aitkenhead-Peterson: Texas A&M University, Collage [College] Station, TX
Title:Environmental impacts and runoff dynamics associated with turfgrass removal and urban landscape conversions
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 120081.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Artificial turf; Conversion; Environmental impact; Mulches; Sand capping; Urban landscaping; Water conservation; Weed control; Xeriscaping
Abstract/Contents:"Water conservation has become a key priority for many municipalities throughout the United States. It has been estimated that approximately 30-50% of potable municipal water is used for residential landscape irrigation. While homeowners have traditionally installed and appreciated landscapes comprised predominantly of turfgrass, many communities are now enacting rebate programs incentivizing removal of turfgrass and conversion to alternative landscapes, with the goal of reducing outdoor water use. However, most prior research evaluating alternative landscape benefits have focused primarily on water use, with little emphasis on environmental impacts associated with this type of landscape conversion. The objectives of this study are to 1) compare 4 alternative water-efficient landscapes (mulch, xeriscaping, artificial turf, and sand-capped lawn) with traditional home lawns in terms of environmental impacts including runoff quality and quantity, solar radiation reflectance, and surface temperature. 2) document differences in maintenance requirements for weed control and overall landscape health over the course of the study. Our results reveal that traditional home lawns and sand-capped lawn show reduced runoff volumes and weed pressure. They also moderate surface temperature relative to other landscape types."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Chang, B., B. Wherley, and J. Aitkenhead-Peterson. 2019. Environmental impacts and runoff dynamics associated with turfgrass removal and urban landscape conversions. Agron. Abr. p. 120081.
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