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Welcome to the web home for Field, Lab, Earth, the podcast from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The podcast all about past and present advances in agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences, our show features timely interviews with our authors about research in these fields.

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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.

If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://dx.doi.org/10.2134/cftm2019.07.0051 

It will be freely available from 15 May to 31 May, 2020.

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If you would like to reach out to Vikram, you can find him here:
vikram.baliga@ttu.edu
planthropologypod@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vikbradley

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