STMA reported several months ago that its philanthropic arm, The SAFE Foundation, was cooperatively funding a National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) three-year research trial on drought and traffic tolerances of cool season turfgrass. NTEP has had to cancel the study due to lack of number of entries to have a viable trial, which is 20. They only received six total from two companies. NTEP and SAFE hopes that these initial efforts to create this trial may help spur seed companies to develop new traffic tolerant varieties or experimentals in their programs for a future trial.

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