Texas A&M AgriLife turfgrass program leads through innovation

The science of turfgrass has come a long way in recent decades.

Whether turfgrass breeders and programs produced varieties for a carpet-like lawn, the perfect ball roll on a golf putting green, or to support the weight and athleticism of 300-pound football players, science has guided the way to innovative new turfgrasses and helped train the next generation of high demand turf scientists.

Today, the Texas A&M Turfgrass Program is a partnership among Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The turfgrass program continues to meld boundary-pushing methods and technologies to create and improve turfgrass varieties. Program scientists are improving turfgrass’s environmental and economic sustainability while meeting ever-increasing aesthetic and performance demands from end-users.

Read the full article by Adam Russell in AgriLife Today.

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