001 Intro to Turfgrass

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Published on August 4, 2008

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Slide1:  Dr. Ryan Goss Dept. of Plant & Environmental Sciences New Mexico State University Slide2:  Turfgrass Science What is turfgrass?:  What is turfgrass? What is turfgrass?:  What is turfgrass? Contiguous community of plants that persist under regular mowing and traffic. What is turfgrass management?:  What is turfgrass management? Where do you manage turfgrass?:  Where do you manage turfgrass? Benefits of Turfgrass:  Benefits of Turfgrass Prevent erosion Dust control – airports, desert Inhibit runoff 80% more than impervious surfaces Filter water Remove pollutants Provide O2, absorb CO2 2500 ft2  O2 for family of 4 Cooling 8 front lawns  70 ton air conditioning Benefits of Turfgrass:  Benefits of Turfgrass Sports and play Aesthetic - health Property values 15% increase Why is Turf Important?:  Why is Turf Important? Economic Impact Employment Tax base-businesses, golf courses Tourism Large ‘green’ industry – 0.5 billion in New Mexico Just to make people happy!!! Slide10:  Happy Lawn! = Happy People!

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