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Author(s):Barnes, Michael; Watkins, Eric
Author Affiliation:Barnes: Presenting Author and University of Minnesota; Watkins: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Title:"It's hot and rubbery" vs. "soft and plush" comparing perceptions of artificial turf to natural grass
Section:Turfgrass science oral II
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Meeting Info.:Baltimore, Maryland: November 6-9, 2022
Source:ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. 2022, p. 142532.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"Lawns make up a significant portion of green spaces in urban areas and afford a variety of ecosystem services that benefit nature and people. Despite such benefits, traditional turfgrass lawns are often critiqued for the amount of inputs required to maintain them such as fertilizer and water. With such input concerns in mind, some cities have found an alternative ground cover in artificial turf. While frequently used in professional sports, the proliferation of artificial turf fields outside of this domain has prompted both environmental and human health concerns. Despite such concerns, research on artificial turf has been minimal compared to the growth of installations, especially related to social aspects of the surface. The current study utilized a nationwide online survey and an in-person experiential survey to assess perceptions of artificial turf and natural grass. Overall, participants preferred natural turfgrass across all use cases except those involving sports where the surfaces were equal, and viewed it as more sustainable than artificial turf. These findings have implications for decision makers as they consider adoption of artificial turf in their communities when other alternatives to obtain sustainability and maintenance savings (e.g, low input turfgrasses, bee lawns) exist."
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Barnes, M., and E. Watkins. 2022. "It's hot and rubbery" vs. "soft and plush" comparing perceptions of artificial turf to natural grass. Agron. Abr. p. 142532.
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