Texas A&M AgriLife displays turfgrass research at field day

New turfgrass varieties soon to be released or in the development pipeline that can withstand Texas’ harsh conditions were highlighted at the recent Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day in College Station.

The field day drew more than 250 participants, showcasing the latest research and fieldwork by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which also included demonstrations and industry vendors.

“A lot of issues that are part of this field day pertain to lawn, golf, sports field and the sod industries working collaboratively with our breeding program in Dallas,” said Ben Wherley, Ph.D., AgriLife Research turfgrass ecologist, College Station. “A lot of the projects that were discussed highlight that relationship, whether it be traffic tolerance from simulated athletic traffic, different cultivars of turfgrass or shade tolerance that affects homeowners, golf courses and sports fields.”

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