UC Riverside CNAS conference showcases turfgrass research

Nearly 170 turfgrass professionals, academics and scientists met at the annual Turfgrass & Landscape Research Field Day at the UC Riverside Agricultural Operations Research Station on September 15 to learn about the latest research on turfgrass.

They discussed topics including drought management, drought-tolerant species and cultivars, weed control, salinity management, utilization of reclaimed water, and more. Participants visited demonstration plots and interacted with researchers until mid-afternoon.

New drought-tolerant cultivars that better retain green color during winter developed by UC Riverside’s Turfgrass Breeding team were featured. Fifteen exhibitors showcased their services from irrigation supplies to fertilizer to seeds. The Turfgrass & Landscape Research Field Day is held annually in mid-September.