Media and Publicity


Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada on the future of the Great Salt Lake at Research Landscapes

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The Great Salt Lake is integral to Utah's ecosystem, and the health of the lake has impacts on much of Utah, the economy, and our quality of life. Featuring Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada, this USU Research Landscapes event looked at one of the top land, water, and air concerns facing Utah--the future of the Great Salt Lake--including discusssion of the latest research about the lake, and what the future could look like.

USU Research Landscapes was held Thursday, November 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the O.C. Tanner headquarters in Salt Lake City, and included a 25-minute presentation, 30 minutes of live question-and-answer, and time to network with other attendees. November 3, 2022

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Dr. Kelly Kopp answers questions about turf grass drought tolerance and water-use efficiency

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How do we make turf grasses more efficient and conserve water? Is all turf grass bad? Who is effected in the turf industry? Do turf grasses improve and get "updates" like your smartphone?

Well, we answer these questions and more on this episode! We also touch a little bit on Dr. Kelly Kopp's academic journey, as well as how her research / work helps out and greatly impacts her local communities and beyond! October 14, 2022 on The Research Showcase Podcast

And Lastly "Turf is Tough"

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Kelly Kopp featured in NPR's Outside/In podcast episode 'Yardwork: Lawn and Order'

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Listen to Kelly Kopp toward the end of this podcast discuss the idea of net zero turf. 2022

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Kelly Kopp discusses SLC's drought tolerant grass mix 'SLC Turf Trade'

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Read about the new SLC Turf Trade grass mix. September, 2022
SLC's drought tolerant turf is such a hit, other communities in Utah want some.

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Kelly Kopp on UPR's the Zesty Garden

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Kelly Kopp, USU Extension Turfgrass specialist, talks with Bryan Earl and Zesty Garden on Utah Public Radio. Learn how you can do more with less as Kelly talks about low-water turf varieties, scheduling irrigation, and the realities of water conservation efforts. May 14, 2015.

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Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada at TEDx USU

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Joanna Endter-Wada explains interconnectedness of water issues and policies in arid Utah.  Choices and decisions need to be made regarding our water needs and wants, regardless of the difficulty. 2013

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