Dr.Kevin Kenworthy featured on TV20 News

Kevin Kenworthy

The Agronomy department’s very own Dr.Kevin Kenworthy was featured on TV20’s Farm Fact segment. You can see it here. Congratulations, Dr.Kenworthy! For more information about CitraBlue, please click here.

From TV20:

Floridians enjoy the look of a nice lawn. A healthy lawn can increase the value of a property, cool the air, combat glare and noise, and reduce soil erosion. Most importantly, a healthy lawn actively filters and traps sediments and pollutants that could otherwise contaminate ground and or surface water. Recently, a University of Florida Turf Breeder, Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, has cultivated a St. Augustine grass variety called CitraBlue. CitraBlue will be a great addition to the warm- season turf selection for lawns in the southeast. With a striking blue-green color, CitraBlue and has improved shade tolerance over Floratam St. Augustine, the most commonly grown grass for Florida lawns. It also has a greater resistance to diseases such as gray leaf spot, large patch and take-all root rot. The new variety will handle shade and does well in full sun. Its dense canopy reduces competition from weeds. Watch for CitraBlue, be available in early 2020, courtesy of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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Posted: October 2, 2019

Category: 4-H & Youth

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