Tag: Mississippi State University

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 »

Mississippi State University Releases Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass

Mississippi State University’s Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station officially released Celebration Hybrid™ Bermudagrass (experimental name MSB 1017) at the 2022 Turfgrass Research Field Day on Sept. 22, 2022, held in Starkville, MS. The new cultivar is the first release out of the “Celebration X” breeding program, which stemmed from the idea of cross-pollinating Celebration® Bermudagrass… Read more »

The Celebration X Program On Display at the MSU Field Day

Celebration X

The Mississippi State Turfgrass Research Field Day returns in-person this year after a virtual show last year. On display in Starkville on September 22 and 23 will be the Celebration X research program. The program was started in 2014 to breed new progenies from world standard Celebration® Bermudagrass. Now several new lines are close to… Read more »

An Interview with New Mississippi State University Turfgrass Breeder, Dr. Hongxu Dong

Mississippi State University’s distinguished turfgrass breeding program has passed the baton for breeding new varieties to Dr. Hongxu Dong.

Mississippi State Will Breed Celebration & Discovery

Sod Solutions Pro Mississippi State Celebration

Sod Solutions has also entered into a research agreement with Mississippi State University to breed selections from both Celebration and Discovery Bermudagrass.  These two cultivars have unique characteristics that MSU will use in developing a bermudagrass or bermudagrasses of the future. Celebration has been rated the top bermudagrass in various trials for wear tolerance, shade… Read more »