Dec 17, 2021
“Review of cool-season turfgrasses for salt-affected roadsides in cold climates” with Dr. Eric Watkins.
Salt is commonly spread on roads in colder regions to help keep them clear of dangerous ice. However, salted roads can pose some environmental risks. Roadside turfgrasses can help alleviate some of those problems, but drought, heat, salt, ice, and more can mean a roadside is not always the happiest place for grass to grow. This episode, Dr. Eric Watkins walks us through some of the harsh conditions roadside turfgrasses face, the pros and cons of several popular grasses, and how we can wisely mix them for resilient roadside spaces.
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