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Author(s):Chang, Baoxin; Wherley, Benjamin; McInnes, Kevin J.; Aitkenhead-Peterson, Jacqueline Ann
Author Affiliation:Chang: Presenting Author and Texas A&M University; Wherley, McInnes and Aitkenhead-Peterson: Texas A&M University
Title:Ecosystem services of turfgrass lawns and alternative landscapes
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. 145733.
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 water conservation has become a high priority for many cities around the U.S., the concern of maintaining an extensive turfgrass covered areas such as home lawns have been brought up in public more and more often, as adequate water input is necessary to achieve high quality turf. With that, many municipalities have enacted different regulations to limit the allocation of potable water to outdoor turfgrass irrigation. Watering scheduling and utilizing recycled water are all fall into that category. In addition, programs incentivizing partial or complete removal of turfgrass lawns have been developed. While prior studies have been published examining effects of urban land change on environmental qualities, few have been conducted at the community level comparing ecosystem services between turfgrass lawns and alternative landscapes, with aim to understand the consequences of lawn removal. This presentation is a summary of a series of studies that have been conducted at Texas A&M University, turfgrass research field since 2018, examining the short-term environmental impact of such conversion. At the initiation of the study, some St. Augustinegrass plots were converted to various alternative residential mesocosms, including Xeriscaping, Water-Efficient Mulch, Artificial Turf, and Sand-capped Lawn. During the study period, several eco-system services including runoff dynamics, runoff quality, rainfall capture, energy balance, and greenhouse gas emissions were compared between all the included landscape type. To date, majority of the research findings have been published and available to the public. Overall, the findings of the studies demonstrated that there is no one specific landscape that is best suited for all purpose, but rather, alternative mesocosms should be selected based on local climate and environmental concerns. For those who are interested in the performance of turfgrass lawns, their great runoff control, cooling effect, and Carbon sequestrations, still making them a strong candidate for future urban design."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Chang, B., B. Wherley, K. J. McInnes, and J. A. Aitkenhead-Peterson. 2022. Ecosystem services of turfgrass lawns and alternative landscapes. Agron. Abr. p. 145733.
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