Not all Georgia agricultural products cover your table. Some cover the playing fields and golf courses of the world.

University of Georgia researchers pioneered the worldwide success of turfgrasses starting in the 1950s. Tifway and Tifgreen, two bermudagrass hybrids developed by researchers at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton (now the UGA Tifton Campus), cover more golf courses, athletic fields and lawns than any other turf varieties in the world.

Today, a multidisciplinary team of UGA scientists and Extension service specialists support this burgeoning agricultural industry, which already has more than a $1 billion impact on Georgia's economy annually.


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UGA-affiliated sites

Turf at UGAĀ This site contains detailed information and growing recommendations for species of turfgrass, and provides links to relevant publications from Extension and researchers, turfgrass management courses and other sites.

Turfgrass Breeding at UGA Briefly summarizes turfgrass varieties and Georgia's turfgrass production.

UGA Turfgrass Team The exceptional team behind several premier turfgrass varieties, making its mark through solid, long-term commitments to new cultivar development, education and on-going research and support for all of our grasses.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.

Warm-Season Grass Breeding: Turf Provides information about various turfgrass cultivars.

Impact Statements: Turfgrass Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to turfgrass.

UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

Georgia Crop Improvement Association Offers newsletters, pest management guides, and legislative reports. Includes extensive list of businesses and other association members.


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Turf at UGA This site contains detailed information and growing recommendations for species of turfgrass, and provides links to relevant publications from Extension and researchers, turfgrass management courses and other sites.
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News
  • Drought & Lawns To help turfgrass recover from last year's drought, follow these tips from UGA Extension. Published: 06/12/17
  • Room to Grow Aerification helps turfgrass green-up, lets air and moisture get to root zone. Published: 05/18/17
  • Southeastern Turfgrass Conference Conference will focus on plant breeding along with fertilizer and herbicide management. Published: 04/26/17
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Top Producers
County Name Value
Macon $19,057,500
Cook 7,623,000
Gordon 6,352,500
Peach 6,352,500
Sumter 6,352,500
Bulloch 5,929,000
Lanier 4,658,500
Bartow 4,256,175
Dougherty 4,023,250
Decatur 2,845,920
State Total: $109,710,020

Displaying farm gate values for 2015. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.