The Heat is On. Can Your Grass Hold Up?

Summer’s right around the corner, so now’s the time to start talking about grass that can withstand heat and potential drought.

TIFTUF is a drought-tolerant bermuda grass developed by turfgrass breeders at the University of Georgia. It uses less water and stays green longer when subjected to stress.

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Developing Turfgrasses for Tomorrow

An article in Turf magazine introduced readers to Dr. Brian Schwartz, turfgrass breeder and scientist at the University of Georgia-Tifton, where several industry-standard bermudagrasses (including Tifway 419, TifSport, Tifdwarf, TifEagle and, most recently, TifGrand) have been developed. The article outlines Dr. Schwartz’ background and discusses his current and future turfgrass breeding projects.

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TifGrand Bermudagrass Featured at 2014 World Cup

Last summer, an article in Turf magazine discussed the lasting legacy of the University of Georgia’s turfgrass breeding program and featured the use of TifGrand Bermudagrass at three Brazilian stadiums used in 2014’s World Cup. To read the article on the Turf magazine website, click here, or read the article text below.


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TifGrand Surrounds Work Perfectly with New Champion Greens at Cuscowilla

Last September, the Cuscowilla golf course in Georgia reopened after a two-month renovation project that entailed replacing the putting greens with Champion ultradwarf bermudagrass, as well as regressing the green surrounds with TifGrand Bermudagrass. According to the project’s architect, TifGrand was chosen to replace the former Tifway 419 surrounds in order to accommodate a lower […]

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Park in Waikiki Reopens Its Parking Lot with 66,000 Square Feet of TifGrand

As a featured element of a $2.77 million project to renovate the parking lot at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, TifGrand Bermudagrass was selected largely due to its shade tolerance, key to the project because of the large trees in the park. “I am proud to provide TifGrand as a part of this very important project […]

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Auburn Research Trial Confirms TifGrand’s Superior Shade Tolerance

In a shade-tolerance study that compared TifGrand Bermudagrass to Celebration, Patriot, TifSport and Tifway, TifGrand had increased turfgrass quality under both 30% and 60% shade compared to the other cultivars. TifGrand pigment concentration also increased with increasing shade levels. These findings were reported at the November 2014 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of […]

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The Better World Project Spotlights TifGrand Bermudagrass as a Green Solution to a Number of Problems

The slogan for The Better World Project is “Advancing Discoveries for a Better World.” Launched in 2005 by the Association of University Technology Manager, The Better World Project highlights technological advances that “make the world a better place.” One of those advances, as posted recently on the project’s website, is TifGrand Bermudagrass, a “phenomenon” that […]

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TifGrand Bermudagrass Featured on Three World Cup Fields in 2014

Although Germany took home the trophy for the 20th FIFA World Cup held in Brazil this past summer, the competitive stage also spotlighted TifGrand Bermudagrass, a turfgrass cultivar developed by the University of Georgia, released to the public in 2010 and licensed to growers by The Turfgrass Group. In one of its April 2014 blog […]

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Golf Superintendent in Atlanta Calls TifGrand “an Amazing Grass”

TifGrand is “off the charts in terms of texture, density, color and traffic wear,” according to Tony Mancuso, CGCS, superintendent at Cherokee Towne and Country Club in Atlanta. After replacing Tifway 419 with TifGrand in shady spots on his course, he was so pleased with TifGrand’s performance, he then introduced it on collar, collection areas […]

By |November 28th, 2014|TifGrand Certified Bermuda|1 Comment

SportsTurf Magazine Spotlights RFK Stadium, TifGrand and Willie Leak, Head Groundskeeper

In 2012, the Tifway 419 surface of Robert F. Kennedy Stadium (RFK) in Washington, D.C. was regrassed with TifGrand Bermudagrass. For Willie Leak, the field renovation was just one of the iconic stadium’s many milestones that he has witnessed during his 50-year career of maintaining RFK’s playing surface. The January 2014 issue of SportsTurf magazine […]

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