NFL interested in latest grass from Oklahoma State
Karl Torp, reporting for News9 in Oklahoma City, says the new Tahoma 31 bermudagrass is drawing attention from around the world, including the National Football League. “Scientists at Oklahoma State University announced the creation of Tahoma 31 last year. Its best application maybe in sports stadiums and golf course, because of its recovery strength.”
Tahoma 31 is OSU’s 7th turf grass creation.
“Bermuda goes typically
to the Oklahoma-Kansas line and it won’t thrive, typically north of that line.
Tahoma 31 pushes that north,” said Brad Sherry of Sod by Sherry, who has
exclusive rights to sell Tahoma 31 in the area.
Sherry showed News 9 the
acres of Tahoma 31 that’s been growing in Calumet for the past year.
Sherry said in two weeks he’ll
have 24 acres for sale, with more being grown.
Meanwhile, Tahoma 31
creators have been speaking to many athletic associations and groups about
implementing the grass.
This summer, the
University of Arkansas will have the first football stadium with Tahoma 31.
The United States Golf
Association has visited Stillwater to learn more Tahoma 31.
“You are going to save
20% in water. I see that being a big deal for municipalities and all golf
courses,” said Sherry.