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Author(s):Boeri, Pablo Agustin; Unruh, J. Bryan; Kenworthy, Kevin E.; Schiavon, Marco; Blount, Ann; Reisinger, Alexander J.; Iannone, Basil V. III; Campos, Julia N. D.
Author Affiliation:Boeri: Environmental Horticulture, West Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Jay, FL; Unruh: West Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Jay, FL; Kenworthy: Agronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Schiavon: Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, University of Florida, Davie, FL; Blount: North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL; Reisinger: Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Iannone: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Campos: Entomology, University of Florida, Jay, FL
Title:Alternative landscape conversions vs turf-dominated lawns: Evaluating ecosystem services and public's perception
Section:Turfgrass management and ecology poster (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:Salt Lake City, Utah: November 7-10, 2021
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2021, p. 138123.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
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Abstract/Contents:"Mixed species groundcovers have the potential to enhance ecosystem services (ES) in urban and suburban lawns, assuming they are aesthetically pleasing and accepted by the end-user. The objectives of this study are to: 1) quantify the ecosystem tradeoff and 2) evaluate the feasibility and public perception of different lawn alternatives. In April 2021, plots containing drainage lysimeters covered with turfgrass were stripped using a sod harvester. After one week, the plots were planted/covered with three alternative landscapes which included forbs, bahiagrass + rhizome-perennial-peanut, and woodchip mulch as a nonliving ground cover. The forb mixture included sunshine mimosa, coreopsis, frogfruit, and centipedegrass. Undisturbed plots serve as the untreated controls. A survey was administered to the attendees of the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Field Day to quantify their understanding and perception of these alternative lawns. Additionally, we directly measured different ES on the plots. Reducing the amount of fertilizer, erosion control and conserving irrigation were identified as the most important ES by the survey respondents. The traditional turfgrass lawn had the least variability in visual quality and percent ground cover over time compared to the forbs and the peanut + bahiagrass. The forb mixture had the greatest pollinator visits and biodiversity. However, we observed various pollinators and beneficial insects in the turfgrass and peanut + bahiagrass plots including, syrphid flies, bumble bees, and damselflies. The presence of these insects was highly influenced by the seasonal flower producing in both forbs and turfgrass. However, while only ~25% of the survey respondents consider using the forb mix in their yards, ~40% indicated they would use the peanut + turfgrass mix. Finally, the peanut + turfgrass mixture retains the recreational benefits and cultural values from a traditional turfgrass lawn being more likely to be adopted by end users"
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Boeri, P. A., J. B. Unruh, K. E. Kenworthy, M. Schiavon, A. Blount, A. J. Reisinger, et al. 2021. Alternative landscape conversions vs turf-dominated lawns: Evaluating ecosystem services and public's perception. Agron. Abr. p. 138123.
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