The University of Florida’s work to further turfgrass science reaches a milestone 100 years in 2022, and the program has a new website fit for the centennial celebrations to come.
Visit turf.ifas.ufl.edu to learn more about this multidisciplinary teaching, research and Extension collaboration that covers commercial needs to homeowner concerns.
UF/IFAS turf research is spread across the state to determine best varieties and practices for Florida’s diverse conditions. There are climate trials at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, a state-of-the-art facility at the UF Turfgrass Research Envirotron on the Gainesville campus, the G.C. Horn Turfgrass Field Laboratory at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, and nutrient and water management tests at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie.
The sites in Davie, Jay and Citra each host an annual field day — March 31, June 15 and Oct. 5, respectively — but the UF/IFAS team plans to highlight the 100th anniversary at each 2022 event, culminating in a larger celebration at the final event in Citra. The program’s alumni are also planning a golf tournament as part of the week’s schedule.
More information will be provided on the website as details are finalized.