Conveying the benefits of living turf – a bushfire retardant (TU17008)
What’s it all about?
This research investment is exploring the fire-retardant nature of living grass, as compared to synthetic grass in particular. The project team is conducting a desktop study to provide a scientific, evidence-based assessment. The information they produce will be available for use by the turf industry in communicating the benefits of living grass in fire-wise landscape design, and also in the development and marketing of sustainable products for use in reducing bushfire risk in bushfire-prone areas.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Turf Fund