Turfgrasses are planted on some 50 million acres in the United States. While turf is often viewed as a monoculture of grasses, there are many flowering plants that are often found in turfgrass systems that can add beauty, interest, and biodiversity to the turf and can serve as a food source for pollinators. In this 60-minute webinar, Michael D. Richardson, Ph.D. shares results from the University of Arkansas’ research group. They have been investigating early-spring bulbs and summer-blooming perennials as a means of enhancing turfgrass sites that do not require pure stands of turfgrass. Performance, persistence, and pollinator preference of various flowering plants are discussed.
Original presentation date: April 3, 2019 Education points:0.10
This course has captioning as part of the recording.
About the Instructor
Mike Richardson, Ph.D., is professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University, a master's degree at Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. Richardson’s research focuses on cultural practices that impact cool- and warm-season turfgrass production in the transition zone and he has been actively involved with research to screen and develop new turfgrass for a wide range of turfgrass environments. Richardson has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
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