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Throughout the restoration industry seedling growers are making more environmentally conscious decisions, particularly with regard to water conservation practices ( Dennis et al., 2010 ). As water conservation measures and wastewater runoff issues

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Demand for water used to irrigate landscapes is continuously increasing, which indicates a need for water conservation strategies. Understanding the physiological limits to maintaining turf quality under severe drought stress and subsequent recovery

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restrictions commonly target discretionary uses such as lawn and landscape irrigation. When considering water restrictions and other water conservation methods, replacing traditional turfgrasses with native or indigenous species is often a favored approach

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water conservation is of great concern. A variety of agronomic and forest tree species showing similar or better plant growth with subirrigation than overhead irrigation highlights the promise of this technique for tree seedling production ( Ahmed et al

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and water conservation J. Environ. Hort. 13 6 11 Belayneh, B.E. Lea-Cox, J.D. Lichtenberg, E. 2013 Costs and benefits of implementing sensor-controlled irrigation in a commercial pot-in-pot nursery HortTechnology 23 760 769 Burt, C.M. Clemmens, A

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the “first step toward improving water quality and conservation in urban watersheds is to carefully evaluate fundamental perceptions and practices of homeowners in watering their lawns” ( Bremer et al., 2012 ). This study revealed relationships between

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et al., 2008 ; Mayer et al., 1999 ; St. Hilaire et al., 2008 ). In central Florida, irrigation can make up as much as two-thirds of residential water use ( Haley et al., 2007 ). In response, research efforts have explored the resource conservation

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Proper irrigation management is critical to growing quality turfgrass with limited water in arid and semiarid regions. Deficit irrigation, defined as applying water in amounts less than the reference evapotranspiration rate, is an irrigation

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irrigation is defined as supplying water in amounts less than actual ET measured under well-watered conditions and has become an increasingly popular conservation technique in turfgrass maintenance ( Feldhake et al., 1984 ; Fry and Butler, 1989 ; Qian and

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Warsaw, A.L. Fernandez, R.T. Cregg, B.M. 2009 Water conservation, growth, and water use efficiency of container-grown woody ornamentals irrigated based on daily water use HortScience 44 1308 1318 Wells, S. Chappell, M. Ruter, J. Thomas, P. van Iersel, M

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