In a recent article posted by Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, Jack Payne discusses how a $5,000 grant from FNGLA to Adam Dale, Ph.D. has resulted in a breakthrough research for cultivating turfgrass blends that are less susceptible to the average environmental factors.
With initial funding from FNGLA, Adam has been able to discover ways of creating turfgrass blends that would reduce the needs for pesticides. Because these new “lawns” would be considered less-enticing for the types of bugs and pests that destroy grass, property owners would not have to spend as much on insecticides, lawn replacement and other types of lawn maintenance. This is not only a win for your pocketbook, but more importantly, it will be a huge win for the environment.
You can view the full article here.