May 15, 2020
“Evaluation of Water Retention Products to Conserve Urban Water Resources in Home Lawns” with Vikram Baliga.
Water retention products are designed to help turfgrasses conserve water. But as water conservation becomes an issue of ever greater importance, it is important not only to know which of these products to use, but also how best to use them within larger water conservation initiatives. Enter Vikram Baliga and his team. In the field, they compared four different water retention products to see which performed best under harsh, drought like conditions. In tandem, they also sent out surveys to homeowners, investigating what kinds of messaging and incentives might best influence homeowner behaviors.
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