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Sod on Plastic Establishment Practices for Cool-Season Grasses

MTF | Published on 3/25/2024
In 2024, the Rogers lab will continue their research for FIFA World Cup 2026 and the development of a shallow-profile turfgrass playing system. The research team will also begin assessment of creeping bentgrass as a viable option for sod on plastic production. 

MTF Research Summary
John N. Rogers, III, Jackie Guevara, Ryan Bearss, Jake Kilby and Evan Rogers
Michigan State University
February 2024

Project Name: Sod on Plastic Establishment Practices for Cool-Season Grasses

How the MTF funding will be used to support project(s): Support funds will allow researchers to gather sod on plastic (SOP) establishment data at various Michigan locations for the benefit of Michigan sod producers.

Background of the study: Sod grown on plastic is a method of sod production where turfgrass is established on a thin layer of growing medium spread over plastic sheeting.

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