A part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Turfgrass Science

Turf Research

Scotts Turf Research

Our research is multifaceted and focuses on many aspects of turfgrass management. With this in mind, our goal is to do research that has a broad appeal that can be used by turfgrass managers at the state, regional, national, and international level. First, we focus on the best management practices of turfgrass in the transition zone. This includes improved cultivar selection, fertilization, and cultural practices. We currently have six experiments that focus on variety adaptation in the transition zone and several more experiments focuses on fertilization practices of cool season turfgrass. Second, we focus on hard to control turfgrass weeds. Specifically, controlling annual bluegrass on golf courses greens and fairways and controlling bermudagrass in cool season turfgrass. Third, we have research focused on disease control issues of turfgrass in the transition zone.