Turf managers battle Utah’s ban on bermudagrass

The man in charge of keeping the campus green at the University of Utah is calling for the state to lift its ban on a so-called “noxious weed.”

Lorenzo Lopez said he believes it could be part of the answer to long-term worries about drought.

Bermuda grass uses dramatically less water and thrives in many areas where other grasses don’t, said Lopez, senior crew lead for the University of Utah.

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