Cultivar Plant Factor (CPF) proves an effective tool in defining and quantifying the term “drought tolerance” with relation to turfgrass evaluation. CPF methodology encourages performance-based selection relative to a known standard over broad geographic range. CPF also moderates the impacts of over and under performance years. Correctly applied CPF methodology offers a powerful tool to water providers seeking to drive sustainable outdoor water conservation solutions.
Jack Karlin is the Program Administrator for TWCA. His interest is in using policy and the built environment to create livable and sustainable communities.