Center Stage: Grass in Olympic Stadium developed by Breeders at UGA-Tifton

Clint Thompson Georgia, Top Posts, Turfgrass

University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton campus turfgrass breeders’ handiwork is on display during this year’s Summer Olympics. The Japan National Stadium’s field is currently sodded with TifSport bermudagrass, developed in south Georgia. It is one of many grass varieties created and tested at UGA-Tifton. TifSport is a dense, medium- to fine-textured grass bred to withstand the high traffic sports fields …