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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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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.

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.

Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.

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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  • Sod Prices Up Sod Prices Up Both on-the-farm and delivered prices of all cultivars are expected to increase over 2021 prices. Published: 04/29/22
  • Griffin Turf Partnerships Griffin Turf Partnerships Together, Bayer Environmental Science, Green Tee Golf Inc., Sports Turf Company, NG Turf and Pike Creek Turf provided financial support for the facilities. Published: 02/17/22
  • Tiny Bubbles Tiny Bubbles UGA researchers are testing the benefits of irrigating turfgrass with nanobubble-infused water. Published: 01/13/22
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Top Producers
County Name Value
Macon $27,300,000
Carroll 10,010,000
Gordon 8,690,500
Sumter 8,190,000
Peach 7,735,000
Cook 7,330,050
Bartow 6,156,150
Bulloch 5,460,000
Dougherty 4,322,500
Tift 4,004,000
State Total: $130,489,485

Displaying farm gate values for 2020. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.