A University research team led by Professor Eric Watkins is working to promote healthy roadside turfgrass. The current issue of Catalyst from the Center for Transportation Studies has an article that describes the project.
Fine fescue turfgrass species are excellent alternatives to provide functional turf areas while reducing inputs of water, fertilizer, mowing, and pesticides. Eric Watkins recently received a $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify ways to facilitate adoption of these fine fescues on private and public landscapes.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about turfgrass. We have a newscast segment, we have an article, and we have radio interviews!