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.
Georgia Certified Landscape Professional For managers and technicians in both the landscape installation and maintenance businesses.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
Landscape Worker Safety Training A three-part online training covering general precautions, equipment safety and pesticide safety.
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
Sports Turfgrass Management Certificate Up-to-date turfgrass management practices for the sports field industry.
SuperCrew Training Series Self-paced series on turfgrass installation, ornamentals planting and pruning, pesticide safety, and more.
- The Management and Use of Bahiagrass (B 1362) Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) is a long-lived, perennial warm season grass that is grown extensively in the southeastern United States. It is most commonly used as a pasture species, but can be…
- Centipedegrass Decline (C 1003) Centipedegrass is ideal for the homeowner who wants a lawn that needs little care. It can be established by either seed or vegetative parts and does not require much fertilizer. Compared to other lawn…
- Lespedeza Identification and Control in Turfgrass (B 1395) This publication describes ways to identify and control Lespedeza in turfgrass, including cultural control methods, preemergence herbicides and postemergence herbicides.
- Bermudagrass in Georgia (B 911) Bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) is an important warm-season, perennial, sod-forming forage grass in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Bermudagrass is productive from spring until fall and is well-suit…
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.
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.
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.
Georgia Crop Improvement Association Offers newsletters, pest management guides, and legislative reports. Includes extensive list of businesses and other association members.
Centennial History The 206-page book chronicles the history of the UGA Tifton campus back to its origin as the Coastal Plain Experiment Station.
Nostoc Algae Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer.
Zoysia Shortage Strong sales of Georgia-grown sod have some growers running low on supply.
Displaying farm gate values for 2017. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.