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Author(s):Karlin, Jack; Kopp, Kelly; Duer, Stephanie
Author Affiliation:Karlin: Presenting Author and TGWCA; Kopp: Utah State University
Title:SLC turf trade. Trade up. Dry out. Stay green
Section:Turfgrass and water conservation and management oral (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:Baltimore, Maryland: November 6-9, 2022
Source:ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting. 2022, p. 142820.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Abstract/Contents:"As climate change continues to impact the southwestern US, 72% of Utah is under extreme drought with the remainder of the state under severe drought conditions. And while there is always uncertainty in the climate outlook, the Utah Climate Center has stated that residents of the state must prepare for and adjust to an ongoing drying trend across the region. SLCDPU has identified the need to reduce outdoor water use by 15 percent by 2030. Surveys have indicated that there are still a significant percentage of property owners/managers that resist relinquishing the lawn. Though Utah is generally considered a desert climate, the higher elevation of the service area precludes a full desert plant palette while supporting turfgrass. The issue isnt that lawns exist, rather the wrong lawns exist. This project asks the question, "what if a landscape conversion program could take advantage of both sides of human nature; the desire to innovate and develop, and the stubborn inertial resistance to change?". This project includes conventional landscape conversion recommendations as well as the first ever turf-for-turf program conducted domestically by a municipality. Tracking individual participants provides insight to the efficacy and applicability of this model to other drought sensitive communities. The model landscape for SLC Turf Trade, developed at Concord Lifting Station (a sewer lift station operated by the SLCDPU and located in a residential neighborhood) implements multiple landscape conversion components beyond the turf trade to enhance savings. Taking into consideration ETo and a plant factor of 0.8 for existing cool season turfgrass, water demand is approximately 29.49" annually. Turfgrass seed for this project requires 60% of that amount, or 17.68" per irrigation season. This reduction in water demand could result in a savings of 1.67 AF for every 29 households participating, assuming turf area is 1,500 square feet per property."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Karlin, J., Kelly Kopp, and S. Duer. 2022. SLC turf trade. Trade up. Dry out. Stay green. Agron. Abr. p. 142820.
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