Friday, June 01, 2012

Another location portrait

Photo taken for UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Doug Soldat, university turf scientist works to develop sustainable lawn care guidelines for Wisconsin. At the O.J. Noer turf research facility near Verona, they’re evaluating grass varieties and blends to see how they perform with reduced levels of irrigation, fertilizer and pesticides. They’re also exploring non-chemical strategies for controlling pests and monitoring the effectiveness of pesticides that the EPA classifies as “reduced risk.” 3-minute audio here...