October 10th & 11th  |  9:00 AM — 3:00 PM  |  Long Beach Convention Center

Wednesday, October 10th: 3:00 - 4:30 PM

How to Have a Lawn and Save Water, Too...It's Not Rocket Science!
by Jim Baird, Ph.D

Turfgrass does not waste water. People and faulty irrigation systems waste water. The lawn is worth saving in California and abroad for many reasons including aesthetics, property value, and environmental cooling amidst increasing urbanization and climate change. This class will address the basics of lawn care with emphasis on water conservation including: turfgrass species/cultivar selection; cultural practices (mowing, fertility, etc.); and irrigation requirements, practices, and troubleshooting.

TLE seminars are "more advanced than typical conference seminars."
- Adolfo Villanueva, CAM Services

Jim Baird
UC Riverside

Jim Baird has been the Turfgrass Specialist at the University of California, Riverside since 2008. His primary responsibilities include conducting research and providing outreach for the California turfgrass industry.

Jim was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He received a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture in 1985 from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Agronomy & Soils in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Botany in 1993, both from Auburn University. Prior to UCR, Jim was an Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Research & Teaching at Oklahoma State and Michigan State Universities, and an Agronomist for the United States Golf Association Green Section.

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