Researchers certify water-saving grass


The Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance, based in Albany, certifies turfgrass to verify drought-resistant claims.

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The Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance, based in Albany, certifies turfgrass to verify drought-resistant claims.

“Grass has got to be one of the worst out there for putting things on a bag that just aren’t true,” said Kenneth Hignight, director of research at NexGen, who has been developing and studying drought-tolerant grass since 1993.

Back then, Hignight said, the industry wasn’t really interested in saving water, but in the last few years the market for water-saving grass varieties has exploded — along with market confusion.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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