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UCR Turfgrass Research Featured on UCTV

"State of Minds" program focuses on researchers' pursuit of grass that is more drought tolerant.

(May 21, 2010)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist James Baird’s turfgrass research is featured on the spring edition of UCTV’s premiere magazine program, “State of Minds.”

Produced by UCR video operations manager Carla Yarbrough, the program segment describes campus researchers’ pursuit of more-drought-tolerant grass.

The video can be seen online at the State of Minds Web site:

It will be shown on UCTV (Channel 95 on Charter Cable) on May 24 at 11:30 a.m., May 25 at 3:30 p.m., May 26 at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., May 27 at 8:30 a.m., May 28 at 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., May 29 at 2:30 a.m., May 30 at 5 and 8 p.m., June 22 at 11:30 p.m., June 23 at 8:30 p.m. and June 25 at 4:30 p.m.

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