The NMSU professor’s COVID-19 grass research is seeing success
The NMSU professor’s COVID-19 grass research is seeing success

The NMSU professor’s COVID-19 grass research is seeing success

LAS CRUCES – The start of the COVID-19 pandemic caused many to find new ways to spend their time while adapting to the “new normal” and following the CDC guidelines. As people took advantage of being more outdoors or even renovating their own backyards, researchers from across the country, including one at New Mexico State University, looked at how lawn management was affected, along with the economic impact of maintaining these areas.

Bernd Leinauer, regent professor and specialist in grass development at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, worked with colleagues nationwide to investigate how lawn management was affected during COVID-19 and what it really meant for public parks, athletics courses and golf courses .

The research team published two articles as a result of their research: “Rationale for continued lawn management” and “Estimation of minimum economic requirements for mowing, fertilizing and irrigating grass grass.”

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