Texas A&M Agrilife hosts "Turf and Landscape Field Day"

POSTED: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:51pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:46pm

COLLEGE STATION -- It was "Turf and Landscape Field Day" in College Station today where hundreds of professionals and local leaders came together to learn about the latest research and methods to keep your grass greener while conserving our most important natural resource --- water.

2011 went on record as the worst drought in Texas history and while it's technically over, many of us are still trying to recover.

"A cost of over $8 billion in Ag and forestry alone," said Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples.

And without much help from mother nature, in terms of rainfall this year, keeping your grass alive now is harder than ever.

"It is a never ending battle" said State Representative, John Raney. "I'm not a real good person dealing with the yard so I'm looking for easy ways to water."

On Wednesday the Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Service held a "Turf and Landscape Day" focusing on water management and conservation.

"How to best go about conserving water in the landscape, particularly in lawn situations," said turf management professor, Richard White.

A subject that's more important now than ever before.

Commissioner Staples said, "Our population has outpaced our water capacity in Texas and the droughts have really reinforced it."

More than 200 attended the event but if you missed out, head to texaswatersmart.com to learn how you can reduce your H2O usage while keeping your yard plush and green.


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