The National Turfgrass Research Initiative proposes a coordinated research program for the turfgrass industry, to be funded through the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and conducted through a coalition including the USDA, the university research community, and the turfgrass industry. The Turfgrass Research Initiative has been developed with much discussion among industry, academic, and government researchers, and fine-tuned through the recent efforts of a joint working group of industry leaders. The Initiative is the exciting result of a new alliance, proposing a new level of cooperation among industry, academia and the Federal government, for research in an area that, up until now, has not been federally supported.
To learn more about the specifics of the Turfgrass Research Initiative click on the links below. For background information on the research priorities described in the Initiative, see Priority Turf Research Needs.