Enhancing Turfgrass Carbon Sequestration to Improve Sustainability and Market Access

Dr. Ruying Wang, Dr. Clint Mattox, Dr. Claire Phillips, and Dr. Alec Kowalewski
Oregon State University Horticulture and the United States Department of Agriculture

Criticisms of the environmental impacts of lawns, including a high climate footprint, pose challenges to the market acceptance of natural turfgrass domestically and internationally. However, turfgrass systems have been shown to accumulate soil organic carbon (SOC) at high rates, comparable to regenerating forests and fallowed cropland.

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STERF 2020 Yearbook

'STERF' is the Scandinavian Turf and Environmental Research Foundation.  In 2016, Director of R&D, Maria Strandberg and Chair, Bruno Hedlund spoke at our conference in Whistler.  Each year, STERF publishes a comprehensive report, much of it focussing on efforts toward sustainable golf courses and sports fields.

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