U of M researchers, MnDOT work to develop salt-resistant grass for winter

Their goal is to develop a mix of grass that can survive winter’s cold and salt exposure as well as the heat and humidity of the summer. The research is being funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
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Their goal is to develop a mix of grass that can survive winter’s cold and salt exposure as well as the heat and humidity of the summer. The research is being funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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