Category: Turf Talk Blog

Paul Grose Reflects on Almost 40 Years at King Ranch

Paul Grose, the Vice President of King Ranch Florida Operations shares his journey into the company and his role in operations. Grose grew up as a preacher’s kid. He was born in New Hampshire but spent his early childhood traveling with his family in South East Asia as missionaries of the Methodist Church. They went… Read more »

Congaree Revives Historic Course While Simultaneously Preparing for PGA Event

Sergeant Jasper

The Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, S.C. is preparing to host its very first PGA Tour event in mid-June. As professional golfers and fans travel to the Palmetto Championship, the Congaree Foundation is far busier than one might realize. Simultaneously preparing for this major golf event, the Congaree Foundation is giving back to the Jasper… Read more »

CitraZoy is Developed for Disease Resistance

Dr. Kevin Kenworthy

Until EMPIRE® Zoysia came along, zoysias had a troubled past in Florida. One of the issues is the Florida weather which frequently creates perfect conditions for turfgrass disease to run rampant. EMPIRE itself often needs preventative fungicides around Florida for this reason. When Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, a professor of Grass Breeding and Genetics in the… Read more »

CitraZoy is a New, Finer-bladed Grass Option for Florida Lawns

CitraZoy Zoysiagrass -fine bladed

CitraZoy® Zoysiagrass is a newly commercially released zoysiagrass from the University of Florida. The variety is a finer-bladed zoysiagrass than other Florida grass variety options. EMPIRE® Zoysia, one of the most common types of zoysiagrasses in Florida has a bigger, wider blade that is quite different from CitraZoy. Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, a professor of Grass… Read more »

The Increasing Demand for Warm Season Grasses in California

The California turfgrass industry has seen a major transition from cool-season grasses to warm-season grasses in recent years. Larry LeMay, President and seed buyer of A-G Sod Farms said they have witnessed this steadily over time. A-G’s California farm locations are in Moreno Valley, Palmdale, Fresno and Stockton. “Twenty years ago, at our Fresno farm,… Read more »