153 ORAL SESSION 31 (Abstr. 596–601) Woody Ornamentals/Landscape/Turf: Stress Physiology/Crop Protection
Palms used in the landscape can create a tropical ambiance and are commonly used around commercial, retail, and private properties in the southern United States, particularly along the coast from Virginia to Texas and in the southwestern United
and support landscape plants, and future water shortages may literally change the American landscape if enough water is not allocated to ensure plant survival. This change may be in regionally native plants or overall drought-tolerant species. Recent
stormwater control measures (SCMs), which are structural (such as stormwater ponds) or nonstructural practices (such as site design and landscape management) that reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on water quality of receiving waters ( National Research
Environmental Landscape Management (ELM) is an extension education program developed to promote resource conservation and environmental protection through appropriate landscape design and maintenance practices. Use of ELM practices by Florida home owners and landscape professionals will conserve energy and water, recycle yard wastes, and reduce inputs of fertilizers and pesticides. Site analysis and appropriate landscape design and plant selection are inherent components of ELM. Guidelines for ELM integrate irrigation, fertilization, pest control, recycling of yard wastes and other cultural practices to result in a holistic approach to landscape management.
Five videos, 3 slide sets, 20 newspaper releases, and a 45-page booklet, The Florida Environmental Landscape Guide, have been produced to support ELM. This information also will be available on CD-ROM in each county extension office.
Landscapers and homeowners struggle with numerous environmental and municipal challenges. Water is becoming a scarce resource, especially in Texas, with a potential water shortage of 4.8 million acre-feet per year in 2020 and irrigation water needs
. Thus, the urban landscape is one area that is a target for water conservation. This might be due to two reasons: 1) the urban landscape is highly visible to the public and is apt to be regulated, and 2) increasing urbanization is favoring a shift in
The response to drought within regions of the United States has revealed a tendency to reduce the quality of landscaping in the name of water conservation ( Hartin et al., 2017 ; Kuznia, 2015 ; Reid and Oki, 2013 ). Given that in many urban areas
Poster Session 47—Ornamental/Landscape and Turf 2 21 July 2005, 12:00–12:45 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F
issues of these plastic containers, particularly if plant materials are not sold during a season, and consumers and landscapers must also dispose of plastic containers once the plants are removed ( Evans and Karcher, 2004 ). An estimated 1.7 billion