Category: Turf Talk Blog

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 »

The Surprising Benefits of Turfgrass: A Food Resource for Bees

Did you know that the turfgrass in your yard can serve as a food source for pollinators? Dr. Karen Harris-Shultz, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Tifton, GA, is leading the charge in the finding that many grasses, even some turfgrasses, can serve as a pollen food source for bees and… Read more »