TAG: drought

A-LIST tackles turfgrass breeding

February 13, 2014By

Seed Research of Oregon, alongside Mountain View Seeds and LebanonTurf, initiated a new research and development program called the Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf (A-LIST). The nonprofit program aims to influence turfgrass breeding through creating trial guidelines and evaluation protocols to identify the best performing turfgrass varieties with reduced input demands. A-LIST will establish and monitor a voluntary evaluation... read more

Defeating the drought

February 3, 2014By

One of the big challenges facing the future of the landscaping industry is water. Or more precisely, the lack of water. The western United States is facing drought conditions that range from abnormally dry to exceptional drought, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Neb. (See map.) For example, drought conditions are so bad in parts of California they... read more

Throwback Thursday: November 2007

November 7, 2013By

Among the chatter about irrigation systems and products at the 2013 Irrigation Show & Education Conference this week, concerns over water restrictions due to drought also have bounced off the walls at the Austin Convention Center. Lack of water certainly isn’t a new conversation among landscape contractors, though. This week’s Throwback Thursday post from our November 2007 issue attests to that.... read more

Program aids Colorado utility customers with large landscapes

April 17, 2013By

The drought conditions in Colorado mean strict watering regulations for property owners there. Denver Water, however, has implemented a program to help customers with large landscapes. Landscape and irrigation contractors have until the end of the month to advise their commercial property clients to take advantage of the utility’s Water Budget Program, which exempts large properties from the mandatory two-days-per-week... read more

Watering restricted in Colorado

April 3, 2013By

Colorado residents and business owners are now subject to some of the tightest watering restrictions now in effect. To help residents keep track of watering restrictions in their areas, the Colorado Water Conservation Board has launched a website to help them keep track. In Denver, for example, city officials declared a stage 2 drought. As a result, Denver Water customers... read more

Fall season turf rejuvenation critical for drought-stricken areas

October 16, 2012By

MOUNDRIDGE, KAN.—While long-term effects of the 2012 drought have yet to be seen, short-term impacts are already clearly visible. With more than 60% of the U.S. locked in a cycle of “moderate” drought or worse, lawns and turf in these regions are suffering. Lawns that receive a little extra attention this fall will have an advantage over lawns that are... read more