Publications and Presentations

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    2015

    Response of Stomatal Density and Bound Gas Exchange in Leaves of Maize to Soil Water Deficit, Wensai Zhao, Yonglin Sun, Roger Kjelgren, and Xiping Liu; Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

    The Untapped Potential of Water Conservation, Joanna Endter-Wada; Utah Science

    Tools for evaluating and monitoring effectiveness of urban landscape water conservation interventions and programs, Diana T. Glenn, Joanna Endter-Wada, Roger Kjelgren, and Christopher M.U. Neale; Landscape and Urban Planning

     

    2014

    Clean Water Scarcity (1950s-present), Joanna Endter-Wada; CQ Press Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy

    Growth of Bella Bluegrass Compared to a Standard KBG Blend and Tall Fescue, Paul Johnson, Xin Dai, and Roberrto Gurel; Applied Turfgrass Science

    Phenotypic and Genotypic Analysis of a U.S. Native Fine-leaved Festuca Population Reveals Its Potential Use for Low-input Urban Landscapes, Jack E. Staub, Matthew D. Robbins, Yingmei Ma, and Paul Johnson;Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science

     

    2013

    Vegetative propagation of Juniperus osteosperma (Utah Juniper) by cuttings, Kevin R. Cope; Native Plants Journal

    Priorities for turfgrass management and education to enhance urban sustainability worldwide, Paul G. Johnson; Journal of Developments in Sustainable Agriculture

    Sustainable turfgrass management in an increasingly urbanized world, Paul Johnson, Frank S. Rossi, and Brian P. Horgan; Turfgrass Biology, Use and Management

    Phenotypic and genetic characterization of Kyrgyz fine-leaved Festuca valesiaca germplasm for use in semi-arid, low-maintenance turf applications, Yingmei Ma, Jack E. Staub, Matthew D. Robbins, Paul Johnson, and Steven R. Larson; Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

    Identifying high-risk areas of N leaching in the Salt Lake Valley, Hongyan Sun and Kelly L. Kopp;International Turfgrass Society Research Journal

     

    2012

    Summer percent green cover among Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) cultivars, accessions, and other Poa species managed under deficit irrigation., B. Shaun Bushman, Blair L. Waldron, Joseph G. Robins, Kishor Bhattarai, and Paul G. Johnson; Crop Science

    Interest, incentives, and education towards organic golf course management: A study of Utah golf course superintendents, Paul G. Johnson, Adam Van Dyke, Erin Hodgson, Marion Murray, and Kelly Kopp; Applied Turfgrass Science

    Physiological responses of turfgrass species to drought stress under high desert conditions, Nisa Leksungnoen, Paul G. Johnson, and Roger K. Kjelgren; HortScience

    Etiolation Improves Rooting of Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum) Cuttings, Melody Reed Richards and Larry A. Rupp; HortTechnology

    Selection and Budding Propagation of Native Bigtooth Maple for Water-conserving Landscapes, Melody Reed Richards, Larry A. Rupp, Roger Kjelgren, and V. Philip Rasmussen; HortTechnology

    Water efficient urban landscapes - integrating different water use categorizations and plant types, Hongyan Sun, Kelly L. Kopp, and Roger Kjelgren; HortScience

     

    2011

    Tropical street trees and climate uncertainty in Southeast Asia, Roger Kjelgren, Yongyut Trisurat, Ladawan Puangchit, Nestor Baguinon, and Puay Tan Yok; HortScience

    Value Landscape Engineering: identifying costs, water use, labor, and impacts to support landscape choice., Kelly Kopp, Larry Rupp, Paul G. Johnson, Roger K. Kjelgren, David E. Rosenberg, and Heidi Kratsch; Journal of the American Water Resources Association

    Predicting urban forest growth and its impact on residential landscape water demand in a semiarid urban environment, John H. Lowry Jr., R. Douglas Ramsey, and Roger K. Kjelgren; Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

    Irrigation Frequency Differentially Alters Vegetative Growth and Seed Head Development of Poa annua L. Biotypes, Mark R. Slavens, Paul G. Johnson, and Bruce Bugbee; Crop Science

    Plant Species vulnerability to climate change in peninsular Thailand., Y. Trisuart, S. Fajendra, and Roger K. Kjelgren; Applied Geography

     

    2010

    Implementing water conservation in an institutional setting; A case for situational problem solving, Douglas C. Kilgren, Joanna Endter-Wada, Roger K. Kjelgren, and Paul G. Johnson; Journal of the American Water Resources Association

     

    2009

    Tools for evaluating native grasses as low maintenance turf, Landon D. Bunderson, Paul G. Johnson, Kelly L. Kopp, and Adam Van Dyke; HortTechnology

    A survey of apomixis and ploidy levels among Poa L. (Poaceae) using flow cytometry, Alicia Michelle Kelley, Paul G. Johnson, Blair L. Waldron, and Michael D. Peel; Crop Science

    Water deficit stress responses of three herbaceous native Australian ornamental species, Roger Kjelgren, Lixue Wang, and Daryl Joyce; HortScience

    Quantifying turfgrass-available N from returned clippings using anion exchange membranes, Kelly L. Kopp and Karl Guillard; International Turfgrass Society Research Journal

    Water-conserving landscapes: an evaluation of homeowner preference, Tony A. McCammon, Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, and Kelly L. Kopp; Journal of Extension

    Buffalograss tolerance to post-emergence herbicides in the Intermountain West, Adam Van Dyke and Paul G. Johnson; Applied Turfgrass Science

    Influence of humic acid on water retention and nutrient acquisition in simulated golf putting greens, Adam Van Dyke, Paul G. Johnson, and Paul R. Grossl; Soil Use and Management

     

    2008

    Nitrogen and media assessment for first-year pot-in-pot production of container and bare root liners in the Intermountain West, JayDee Gunnell, Paul R. Grossl, and Roger Kjelgren; Journal of Environmental Horticulture

    Theory and Practice Related to Native Plants: A Case Study of Utah Landscape Professionals, Virginia Harding Hooper, Joanna Endter-Wada, and Craig W. Johnson; Landscape Journal

    Humic substances effect on moisture retention and phosphorus uptake in Intermountain West putting greens, Adam Van Dyke, Paul G. Johnson, and Paul R. Grossl; Applied Turfgrass Science

     

    2007

    Characterizing fertilizer and media pH requirements for greenhouse production of Intermountain West native herbaceous perennials, Guillermo Cardoso, Teresa Cerny-Koenig, Rich Koenig, and Roger Kjelgren; Native Plants Journal

    Agricultural experiment station faculty and administrator attitudes and perceptions regarding placing research results on the Internet, Roger Kjelgren; HortTechnology

    Educating large landscape water users, Kelly L. Kopp, Teresa Cerny-Koenig, and Rachel Lopez; Journal of Extension

    Potential for the improvement of turf quality in crested wheatgrass for low-maintenance conditions, Joseph G. Robins, Blair L. Waldron, and Paul G. Johnson; HortScience

    Relative salinity tolerance of Intermountain Western United States native herbaceous perennials, N. Zollinger, R. Koenig, Teresa Cerny-Koenig, and Roger Kjelgren; HortScience

     

    2006

    A study of two methods of delivery computer aided diagnostic assistance for turfgrass problems on the web, Harlan Brewer, John Visonhaler, and Paul Johnson; Issues in Information Systems

    Pot-in-pot production of six Intermountain West native herbaceous perennial species grown in containers, Guillermo Cardoso, Roger Kjelgren, Teresa Cerny-Koenig, and Rich Koenig; Journal of Environmental Horticulture

    Effects of irrigation and mowing on species diversity of grass and wildflower mixtures for the Intermountain West, Daniel W. Dewey, Paul G. Johnson, and Roger K. Kjelgren; Native Plants Journal

    Recommended seeding rates for reduced maintenance, turf-type wheatgrasses, Justin D. Hanks, Paul G. Johnson, and Blair L. Waldron; Plant Management Network

    Pollen-mediated gene flow from Kentucky bluegrass under cultivated field conditions, Paul G. Johnson, Steve R. Larson, Amy L. Anderton, Jason T. Patterson, Douglas J. Cattani, and Eric K. Nelson; Crop Science

    Evaluating a line source irrigation system for determining water requirements of herbaceous perennials, Roger Kjelgren and Teresa Cerny-Koenig; Journal of Environmental Horticulture

    Drought responses of six ornamental herbaceous perennials, N. Zollinger, Roger K. Kjelgren, Teresa Cerny-Koenig, Kelly Kopp, and R. Koenig; Scientia Horticulturae

     

    2005

    Breeding CWG-R crested wheatgrass for reduced-maintenance turf, Justin D. Hanks, Blair L. Waldron, Paul G. Johnson, Kevin B. Jensen, and Kay H. Asay; Crop Science

    Clipping contributions to nitrate leaching from creeping bentgrass under varying irrigation and N rates, Kelly L. Kopp and Karl Guillard; International Turfgrass Society Research Journal

    Genome relationships in polyploid Poa pratensis and other Poa species inferred from phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences, Jason T. Patterson, Steven R. Larson, and Paul G. Johnson;Genome

    Growth and water relations of littleleaf linden trees established in irrigated buffalograss and Kentucky bluegrass, J. Ryan Stewart, Roger Kjelgren, and Paul G. Johnson; HortScience

     

    2004

    Species composition changes in a rooftop grass and wildflower meadow: Implication for designing successful mixtures, Daniel W. Dewey, Paul G. Johnson, and Roger K. Kjelgren; Native Plants Journal

    Relationships between water use efficiency, carbon isotope discrimination, and turf performance in genotypes of Kentucky bluegrass during drought, J. S. Ebdon and Kelly L. Kopp; Crop Science

    Nitrogen Rate and Mowing Height Effects on Turf-Type Buffalograss, K. W. Frank, R. E. Gaussoin, T. P. Riordan, R. C. Shearman, J. D. Fry, E. D. Mitner, and Paul G. Johnson; Crop Science

    Nitrogen fertilizer form and associated nitrate leaching from cool-season lawn turf, Karl Guillard and Kelly L. Kopp; Journal of Environmental Quality

    A team approach enhances statewide water issues programming, Richard Koenig, Teresa Cerny, Rick Heflebower, Nancy Mesner, Kelly L. Kopp, and Bob Hill; Journal of Extension

    Soil-water-use Characteristics of Precision-irrigated Buffalograss and Kentucky Bluegrass, J. Ryan Stewart, Roger K. Kjelgren, Paul G. Johnson, and Michael R. Kuhns; Applied Turfgrass Science

     

    2003

    Mixtures of Buffalograss and Fine Fescue or Streambank Wheatgrass as a Low-maintenance Turf, Paul G. Johnson; HortScience

    Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Responses and Requirements in Calcareous Sand Greens, Paul G. Johnson, R. T. Koenig, and Kelly L. Kopp; Agronomy Journal

     

    2002

    Quantifying Potential Urban Landscape Water Conservation through Billing Data Analysis in Layton, Utah, Roger Kjelgren, Fayek A. Farag, Christopher Neale, Joanna Endter-Wada, and Judith Kurtzman;Proceedings, AWWA Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation

    Clipping Management and Nitrogen Fertilization of Turfgrass: Growth, Nitrogen Utilization, and Quality, Kelly Kopp and Karl Guillard; Crop Science

    Relationship of Turfgrass Growth and Quality to Soil Nitrate Desorbed from Anion Exchange Membranes, Kelly L. Kopp and Karl Guillard; Crop Science

     

    2001

    Distribution of buffalograss polyploid variation in the southern Great Plains, Paul G. Johnson, Kevin E. Kenworthy, Dick L. Auld, and Terrance P. Riordan; Crop Science

    2000

    Low-Mowing Tolerance in Buffalograss, Paul G. Johnson, T. P. Riordan, and J. Johnson-Cicalese; Crop Science

    Water Conservation in Urban Landscapes, Roger Kjelgren, Larry Rupp, and Doug Kilgren; HortScience

    Surface energy balance affects gas exchange and growth of two transplanted landscape trees, Thayne Montague, Roger K. Kjelgren, and Larry A. Rupp; Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science

     

    1999

    A Review of Issues Pertaining to Transgenic Turfgrass, Paul G. Johnson and Terrance P. Riordan; Hort Science

    1998

    Ploidy Level Determinations in Buffalograss Clones and Populations, Paul G. Johnson, T. P. Riordan, and K. Arumuganathan; Crop Science

    Inheritance of flowering pattern among four annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) genotypes, Paul G. Johnson and Donald B. White; Crop Science

     

    1997

    Flowering responses of selected annual bluegrass.(Poa annua L.) under different photoperiod and cold treatments, Paul G. Johnson and D. B. White; Crop Science

    Vernalization requirements among selected genotypes of annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.), Paul G. Johnson and Donald B. White; Crop Science

    1997

    Shearing and Growth of Five Intermountain Native Shrub Species, Larry A. Rupp, Roger K. Kjelgren, Jeriann Ernstsen, and William Varga; Journal of Environmental Horticulture

     

    1993

    2015

    PDF  Cost Free Landscape Water Conservation Ideas, Kyle Frandsen and Larry Rupp

    PDF  Water-Wise Landscaping: Ideas for Landscape Water Conservation Without Changing Your Landscape Design, Kyle Frandsen and Larry Rupp

    2014

    PDF  Nurturing Native Plants: A Guide to Vegetative Propagation of Native Woody Plants in Utah, Larry Rupp and Adrea Wheaton

    2013

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Monticello, Utah, Kelly Kopp

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Juab County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Jeff Banks

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Summit County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Sterling Banks

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Morgan County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and James Barnhill

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Cache County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Taun Beddes

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Duchesne County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Troy Cooper

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Sevier County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Jody Gale

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Weber County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Jerry L. Goodspeed

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Garfield County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Kevin Heaton

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Kane County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Kevin Heaton

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Washington County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Rick Heflebower

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Blanding, Utah, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Mike Johnson

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Hanksville, Utah, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Mike Johnson

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Moab, Utah, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Mike Johnson

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Uintah County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Boyd Kitchen

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Beaver County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Mark Nelson

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Box Elder County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Mike Pace

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Sanpete County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Matt Palmer

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Carbon County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Ron Patterson

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Wasatch County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Allan Sulser

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Salt Lake County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Katie Wagner

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Fillmore, Utah, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Trent Wilde

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing tor Millard County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Trent Wilde

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Emery County, Kelly Kopp, Niel Allen, and Dennis Worwood

    PDF  Simple Sprinkler Performance Testing for Davis County, Kelly Kopp, Britney Hunter, and Niel Allen

    2012

    PDF  16 Less common Trees for Utah Landscapes: Diversifying Utah's community forests, Heidi Kratsch and Michael Kuhns

    2011

    PDF  Drought Tolerance A Database of Irrigation Requirements for Woody Plants of Northern Utah, Samuel Cook and Larry Rupp

    2010

    PDF  Shrub Selection for Utah Landscapes, Taun Beddes, JayDee Gunnell, Heidi Kratsch, and Rick Hefelbower 

    2009

    PDF  Apache Plume in the Landscape, Heidi Kratsch and Graham Hunter

    PDF  Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany in the Landscape, Heidi Kratsch and Graham Hunter

    PDF  Firecracker Penstemon in the Landscape, Heidi Kratsch and Graham Hunter

    PDF Little Bluestem in the Landscape, Heidi Kratsch and Graham Hunter

    PDF  Mountain Beebalm in the Landscape, Heidi Kratsch and Graham Hunter

    PDF  Prince’s Plume in the Landscape, Heidi Kratsch and Graham Hunter 

    2008

    2007

    PDF  Water-Wise Landscaping: Mulch, Heidi Kratsch 

    2004

    PDF  Irrigation System Maintenance, Kelly Kopp and Jennie Hoover 

    2003

    PDF  Water-Wise Plants for Utah Landscapes, Teresa A. Cerny, Rick Hefelbower, Larry A. Sagers, and Wade Bitner 

    2002

    PDF  Efficient Irrigation of Trees and Shrubs, Teresa A. Cerny, Kelly Kopp, and Michael Johnson

    PDF  Is Your Lawn Dead Or Dormant?, Dennis Hinkamp; Garden Notes

    PDF  No Miracle Cure For Drought, Dennis Hinkamp; Garden Notes

    PDF  Water-Wise Landscaping: Monitoring Irrigation with Probes, Rich Koenig, Kelly Kopp, and Chad Reid

    PDF  Water-Wise Landscaping, Kelly L. Kopp, Teresa Cerny, and Rick Hefelbower

    PDF  Basic Turfgrass Care, Kelly L. Kopp and Paul Johnson; Home and Garden

    PDF  Selection and Culture of Landscape Plants in Utah: A Guide for High Mountain Valleys, Larry Rupp, William A. Varga, Teresa A. Cerny, Chad R. Reid, and Mike Kuhns 

    1998

    PDF  Train Your Lawn Not To Beg For Water, Dennis Hinkamp; Garden Notes

    2015

    Simplified Landscape Irrigation Demand Estimation: SLIDE Rules for Landscape Water Budgets and Allocations American Water Works Association Intermountian Section Meeting, Roger Kjelgren, September 2015

    Tools for Evaluating and Monitoring the Effectiveness of Urban Landscape Water Conservation Interventions and Programs American Water Works Association Intermountian Section Meeting, Diana T. Glenn with Joanna Endter-Wada and Roger Kjelgren, September 2015

    Combinations for Conservation

    Combinations for Conservation

    Recommended Plant Groupings for Low-Water Landscapes

    This books gives homeowners and designers the confidence to create beautiful, low-water landscapes with examples of successful plant combinations in low-water gardens throughout the Intermountain West. The plant combinationss are grouped together by water requirements and there are tips throughout the book about conserving water and efficient irrigation.  

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    Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West

    Water Efficient Landscaping

    A Professional and Do-It-Yourself Guide

    "Written in an easy to follow format, this book will be beneficial to anyone wanting to install a new xeriscape landscape or renovating a traditional landscape to a more xeric landscape."  -James E. Klett, author of Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains.

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    Landscaping on The New Frontier

    Landscaping on the New Frontier

    Waterwise Design for The Intermountain West

    A practical volume for the home or business owner on landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants in the Rocky Mountain West. Filled with  practical tips on landscape design, water-wise irrigation, weed control, and descriptions of over 100 native plants.

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    Water Wise

    Water Wise

    Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes

    Convenient and comprehensive, Water Wise provides specific information about shrubs, trees, grasses, forbs, and cacti that are native to most states in the Intermountain West, and that can be used in landscaping to conserve water, reflect and preserve the region's landscape character, and help protect its ecological integrity.

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    Nurturing Native Plants

    Nurturing Native Plants A Guide to Vegetative Propagation of Native Woody Plants in Utah

    A Guide to Vegetative Propagation of Native Woody Plants in Utah

    This publication is a compilation of successful protocols from research literature for native woody plants in Utah. The guide is laid out much like a recipe; listing the various ingredients and materials for each 'dish', and step-by-step instructions to replicate successful propagation methods for each species.

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