Dr. Ruying Wang, Dr. Clint Mattox, Dr. Claire Phillips, and Dr. Alec Kowalewski
Oregon State University Horticulture and the United States Department of Agriculture
Criticisms of the environmental impacts of lawns, including a high climate footprint, pose challenges to the market acceptance of natural turfgrass domestically and internationally. However, turfgrass systems have been shown to accumulate soil organic carbon (SOC) at high rates, comparable to regenerating forests and fallowed cropland.
Read more: Enhancing Turfgrass Carbon Sequestration to Improve Sustainability and Market Access