Category: Turf Talk Blog

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 »

Growing from the Ground Up: The Remarkable Journey of Star Turf Farms

Star Turf Farms is a well-recognized sod business in Florida known for its superior quality and longtime farming operations established across the region. What started as a 600-acre cattle-grazing farm has now grown to 30,000 acres. The dedication behind this turfgrass operation and the people running the business are a testament to their success. History… Read more »

Sod Solutions Marketing Wins Eight Awards in National Contest

Sod Solutions traveled to Portland, Maine for the 33rd Annual Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Meeting during the last week of April and brought home eight communications awards. Competing among some of the most reputable turfgrass industry marketing companies and publications, Sod Solutions won three First Place Awards and five Merit Awards. First Place… Read more »

Latitude 36® Bermudagrass Takes Duke Softball to the Next Level

Latitude 36® Bermudagrass has been a game changer for Duke University softball, suiting the Blue Devils fast style of play. Latitude 36 has some of the best “playability” of any bermuda on the market and is a favorite in the college sports industry. Duke University employs Latitude 36 on numerous athletic fields around campus including… Read more »

TPC Louisiana Prepares Celebration® Bermudagrass Course Ahead of PGA TOUR Event

The entire staff at TPC Louisiana is staying very busy in the few weeks leading up to the PGA TOUR making its way to Avondale, Louisiana, a suburb southwest of New Orleans. TPC Louisiana’s Superintendent, Tyler McCool, joined the staff nearly seven years ago after working at a course in Mississippi for four years. McCool,… Read more »

NorthBridge® Bermuda a Stand Out for the Crimson Tide’s Baseball Stadium

Sewell-Thomas Stadium, also known as “The Joe”, opened in March 1948 as the home field for the University of Alabama baseball team. In 2015 the stadium underwent a complete modernization renovation and following the makeover, switched to NorthBridge® Bermudagrass. Athletic Grounds Director Jon Dewitt loves the recuperative ability that NorthBridge displays along with its color… Read more »