Turfgrass research aims to improve North Carolina roadsides

By Jennifer Howard

North Carolina is home to 80,000 miles of Department of Transportation-managed roadways. Alongside our highways is usually a shoulder including green grass that has to be regularly and safely maintained, a particular challenge around roadways with median rails. 

Maintaining North Carolina’s stretches of roadway grass is time-consuming, expensive, and potentially risky. Researchers with NC State’s turfgrass program are breeding and testing a low-growing, low-maintenance turfgrass that could significantly reduce the management cost and risks. Click here to read the full article.