Jim Baird

Professor of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside.

Guest

Turfgrass variety improvement and selection, plant stress physiology related to temperature and water, and natural resource concerns, including water allocation and management, energy conservation, atmospheric quality or other issues at the intersection of Turfgrass landscapes with native and production agricultural areas.

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Like almonds for the ag industry, lawns have become a symbol of consumer water waste in the drought.

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Like almonds for the ag industry, lawns have become a symbol of consumer water waste in the drought.

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