Above: Prof. Stacy Bonos discusses turf varieties at Rutgers annual summer turf field days.
Rutgers Turf Breeding Program
Since 1967 hundreds of turfgrass varieties have been developed, with hundreds of millions of pounds of seed produced and sold world wide, while earning a reputation for having the largest and most productive cool season turfgrass breeding program in the world.
Virtually all major producers, distributors, and marketers of turfgrass seed in the U.S. rely on the Rutgers turfgrass breeding program for a significant portion of new varieties, and Rutgers believes that more than half of all premium turfgrass seed sold in the U.S. originated from Rutgers. Rutgers turf breeding program is using both traditional plant breeding techniques as well as modern genetic engineering technologies to continue producing new varieties of commercially important turf species.
For additional information on Rutgers Turfgrass, please contact:
Dr. William Meyer
Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology
Director of the Turfgrass Breeding Program
Phone: (732) 932-9711
Dr. Stacy Bonos
Dept. of Plant Biology and Pathology
Phone: 732-932-9711, ext. 29
Center for Turfgrass Science