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The program for the Extension Hour included a brief overview of the current world fresh water supply, and a more in-depth look at the current water supply in Montgomery County, current requirements for fresh water, population growth and future needs. Water supply and usage are tied together and looking at Montgomery County in particular, lawn and plant bed irrigation is by far the largest (and most inefficient) user of water. However, soil science has gone a long way toward developing sound best practices for lawn care. Developing good soil structure, controlling pests and infections through A&M’s Integrated Pest Management Programs, mowing practices and proper irrigation, and developing a mindfulness about water conservation concluded the presentation.
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