Urbanization is a global trend impacting all sectors of modern agriculture. Managed turfgrass areas including home lawns, commercial landscapes, parks, golf courses, recreational facilities, and other greenbelts are growing at rates comparable to urban growth. Throughout the western United States water shortages are common and supplemental irrigation is often required to support normal plant growth and development. In the turfgrass industry, the challenges associated with limited water is compounded by the continued growth in turf acreage accompanying western urbanization, presenting a clear demand for research, education, and outreach on turfgrass water use and management.
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