Category: Turf Talk Blog

Ole Miss Revamps Football Stadium with NorthBridge Bermudagrass

In a turn of events sparked by a Morgan Wallen concert, the playing surface at the University of Mississippi’s football stadium transformed in May 2023 from its longstanding 419 Bermudagrass to NorthBridge® Bermudagrass. Assistant Director of Sports Turf, Brian McNeil, explained the revenue from the concert made it possible to resod Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the… Read more »

Improving Sod Farming: How Turf Logistics Transformed Delta Bluegrass Co.’s Operations

In January 2020, Delta Bluegrass Co., a prominent sod farm located just an hour away from Silicon Valley, embarked on a journey to streamline and enhance its operations. The key to success? Turf Logistics, a comprehensive software solution tailored to the specific needs of sod farms. We sat down with Katie Piazza-Lesley, Delta Bluegrass Co.’s… Read more »

Inaugural Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass Field Day Draws Big Crowd at Star Turf Farms

Sod Solutions held a Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass Field Day on the morning of Oct. 31 at Star Turf Farms in Indiantown, FL. The event gathered over 70 prospective turfgrass producers, turfgrass installers, sports field managers, golf course superintendents architects and industry professionals together to see the first release from the Celebration X Breeding Program in… Read more »

Modern Turf’s Greens for Good: Supporting First Responders and Veterans

Earlier this summer, golf specialists Modern Turf out of Rembert, SC stepped in to help, donating a full set of Sunday® Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda putting greens to Tarpon Woods Golf Club in Harbor, Florida. The course was recently purchased by LPGA professional Jan Stephenson’s Crossroads Foundation for Wounded Warriors, which provides opportunities for wounded warriors and… Read more »

Meet Kevin Morris, the Leader Behind the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

Kevin Morris, the seasoned Executive Director of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), embarked on his impactful journey in the turfgrass industry back in the early ’80s. His remarkable career began with a pivotal decision to join the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) facility in Beltsville, Maryland, in 1981. Remarkably,… Read more »

Revolutionizing Turfgrass Management: Recognition’s Impact on Bermudagrass Control

Dr. Fred Yelverton, weed specialist and a seasoned turfgrass expert with over three decades of weed management research experience, recently shed light on the groundbreaking product known as Recognition and its transformative impact on bermudagrass management within zoysiagrass and St. Augustinegrass. Having been affiliated with NC State University since 1984, Dr. Yelverton’s insights carry substantial… Read more »

CitraBlue® St. Augustine Showcases its Superior Shade Tolerance

CitraBlue® St. Augustine, the new grass released by the University of Florida has some of the best shade tolerance for a St. Augustine on the market today. Jim Shaffer, a resident in High Point neighborhood in Brooksville, FL shares his satisfaction with his CitraBlue lawn. As a retired golf course superintendent who bought a house… Read more »

Innovation® Emerges as Quality Zoysiagrass for Southeastern U.S.

Sodmasters Turf Farm, a licensed sod producer in Montrose, GA has been growing Innovation® Zoysiagrass for the past four years. With an initial 13 acres and later expanding to 42 acres, their commitment to progress and excellence in cultivating this exceptional new turfgrass variety has yielded impressive results. Sodmasters and a number of sod farms… Read more »

Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass Hits the Ground Running

After several years of small plot testing and acreage expansion, Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass is now being installed at a number of golf courses in Florida for larger testing and evaluation for possible future renovations. This is the next major step for the Celebration Hybrid program to continue building awareness of the brand and getting it… Read more »