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MSU launches turf Web site
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University has launched a Web site to promote its development of high-quality turfgrass cultivars and help consumers find vendors for commercial varieties that result from this research.
The site, http://www.msuturf.com, highlights several new and improved varieties of bermudagrass and St. Augustine grass researched and developed by the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.
The new Web site includes a list of turfgrass vendors, licensing information, a list of stadiums and ballparks where MSU turfgrass is installed as a playing surface, frequently asked questions, contacts and links to other informative Web sites.
“This site is something we’ve planned to develop for some time, and we are really excited to see it launch,” said Chase Kasper, assistant director of MSU’s Office of Technology Commercialization.
MSU’s football Bulldogs play on their “home” developed turfgrass at Scott Field’s Davis-Wade Stadium. Other athletic venues with turfgrass surfaces developed at MSU are college football’s Rose Bowl in Pasadena; Chase Field, home of baseball’s San Diego Padres; and the Home Depot Center, home of Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.
“We wanted the site to speak to broad audiences,” Kasper said. “The information we have provided will help people interested in selecting turfgrass for their home or business as well as professionals who produce, install or manage turfgrass.”
Writer: Patti Drapala