The Latest Research on Our Sod Varieties

Variety Specific Research

Sod Solutions works with Universities and Turf Farms across the country to research the traits and characteristics of our collection of improved turf varieties. The research performed has dressed questions on water usage and needs, shade tolerance, traffic tolerance, herbicide usage for weed control, insect damage and control, erosion control and more. See below for the various grasses to view completed studies and current progress for each variety.

Current Research Projects

Turf Research 1

Turfgrass Research Bermuda California (TRBC)

RESEARCH STAGE: Early, Planting

RESEARCH PARTNER: Oklahoma State University

LOCATION: Selma and Nuevo, California

GOAL: To find a bermudagrass that keeps color during the winter and is more drought tolerant for California’s long, dry summers.

Turf Research 3

Warm Season Grass - National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Trials

RESEARCH STAGE: Early, Planting

LOCATION: Multiple Sites Across the United States

GOAL: To evaluate adaptability of new experimental turfgrass varieties.

Turf Research 4

Turf Research North Carolina (TRNC)

RESEARCH STAGE: Early, Planting

RESEARCH PARTNER: North Carolina State University

LOCATION: Multiple Sites Across the United States

GOAL: To evaluate adaptability of new experimental turfgrass varieties.

Turf Research 6

Celebration X Breeding Program

RESEARCH STAGE: Early, Planting

RESEARCH PARTNER: Mississippi State University

LOCATION: Multiple US Locations / NTEP

GOAL: To develop celebration with less seed heads and better cold tolerance.

Turf Research 7

Turf Research Florida (TRF) Zoysia Program

RESEARCH STAGE: Early, Planting

RESEARCH PARTNER: University of Florida

LOCATION: Multiple Locations Across Florida

GOAL: To seek out new and improved zoysiagrass varieties.

Turf Research 9

Turf Research Ultrafine Zoysia (TRUZ)

RESEARCH STAGE: Early, Planting

RESEARCH PARTNER: University of Florida

LOCATION: Rembert, SC and Citra, FL

GOAL: To find fast-growing ultrafine zoysia with excellent fall color retention, good disease resistance and one that offers a good, fast putting surface.

Completed Research