The Latest Research on Our Sod Varieties

Variety Specific Research

Sod Solutions works with Universities and Turf Farms across the country to research the traits and characteristics of our collection of improved turf varieties. The research performed has dressed questions on water usage and needs, shade tolerance, traffic tolerance, herbicide usage for weed control, insect damage and control, erosion control and more. See below for the various grasses to view completed studies and current progress for each variety.

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Current Research Projects

Citra Research Station
RESEARCH STAGE: Funding
RESEARCH PARTNER: University of Florida, Turf Producers of Florida, and Sod Solutions
LOCATION: Florida
GOAL: Improved, Low Input Bahia / St. Augustine

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RESEARCH STAGE: Mid/Late-Stage
RESEARCH PARTNER: North Carolina Sod Producers Association (NCSPA), NC State University, Sod Solutions, Turf Research North Carolina
LOCATION: North Carolina
GOAL: To develop improved turfgrass varieties requiring less maintenance with fewer inputs

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RESEARCH STAGE: MId-Stage
RESEARCH PARTNER: Oklahoma State University, A-G Sod Farms, Sod Solutions
LOCATION: California
GOAL: Develop bermudagrasses adapted for the California climate

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RESEARCH STAGE: Early-Stage
RESEARCH PARTNER: Clemson University, Sod Solutions, Nimmer Turf, Green Acres Turf Farm and Carolina Fresh
LOCATION: Clemson, SC
GOAL: Study and compare existing and upcoming turfgrass varieties

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RESEARCH STAGE: Final Stages
RESEARCH PARTNER: North Carolina Sod Producers Association (NCSPA), NC State University, Sod Solutions, Turf Research North Carolina
LOCATION: North Carolina
GOAL: To develop improved turfgrass varieties requiring less maintenance with fewer inputs

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RESEARCH STAGE: Final-Stage
RESEARCH PARTNER: Texas A&M, St. Augustine Research Group
LOCATION: Texas
GOAL: To develop improved St. Augustine varieties for Texas

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RESEARCH STAGE: Final-Stage
RESEARCH PARTNER: Mississippi State Turfgrass Breeding Program, Sod Solutions
LOCATION: Starkville, MS
GOAL: Propagate new varieties from industry standard Celebration Bermuda

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RESEARCH STAGE: Late-Stage
RESEARCH PARTNER: Sod Solutions, University of Florida, NC State University, Modern Turf, JW Turf, Clemson University
LOCATION: South Carolina, Florida
GOAL: Develop new ultrafine zoysia varieties especially for golf

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Completed Research

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