U of M Researchers Work to Create Drought-Resistant Turf Grass

Created: 10/09/2012 2:17 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are working on creating a drought-resistant turf grass.

The sustainable, wear-resistant grass would be used in both home lawns and public green spaces.

The project is being conducted over a five-year period and is funded by a $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If successful, the turf would require less water, fertilizer, pesticides, and mowing than regular grass.

The U of M team is joined by scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison.