Landscape professionals and homeowners alike can now find a variety of science-based turfgrass resources on the newly developed Aggie Turf website.
Aggieturf.tamu.edu is part of the turfgrass program within the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University. Turfgrasses often serve as the backbone of residential and commercial landscapes, athletic fields, recreational areas and golf courses, and according to the site, turfgrass is essential to the Texas green industry, which includes:
- 1.6 million acres of lawns and landscapes
- $9.3 billion and 111,000 jobs in the green industry
- $6.2 billion and 80,000 jobs in golf
- $263 million and 2,100 jobs in turfgrass production
The site includes turfgrass selection and management considerations, pest control (weeds, insects and diseases), links to further Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service materials and other resources. For more information and updates, follow Aggie Turf on Twitter.