NMSU Researchers Find New Information on Kentucky Bluegrass Water Use
We wanted to share with you recent studies conducted by NMSU regarding Kentucky Bluegrass!
New Mexico State University’s MSU Regent’s Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bernd Leinauer and Research Assistant Professor Matteo Serena are finding a previous notion that Kentucky bluegrass is a poor choice for dry climates to be misleading, if not incorrect. They are working to change the public’s perception on which turfgrasses can survive the best in the drought conditions found in this region
Such findings are different than what has been previously stated. The general opinion has been that Kentucky bluegrass should not be used because of the amount water that it needs to survive.
“This message is the complete opposite of what we’ve been hearing and what water utilities and city politicians tell us. Kentucky bluegrass has been perceived as the worst of all and uses the most water. However, our findings don’t support that. Our results show that if a cool-season grass is chosen, Kentucky bluegrass should be the grass of choice,” Leinauer said.
Las Cruces Sun Article: NMSU researchers find new information on Kentucky bluegrass water use.