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        The National Turfgrass Research Initiative proposes a coordinated research program for the turfgrass industry, to be funded through the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and conducted through a coalition including the USDA, the university research community, and the turfgrass industry. The Turfgrass Research Initiative has been developed with much discussion among industry, academic, and government researchers, and fine-tuned through the recent efforts of a joint working group of industry leaders. The Initiative is the exciting result of a new alliance, proposing a new level of cooperation among industry, academia and the Federal government, for research in an area that, up until now, has not been federally supported.

        To learn more about the specifics of the Turfgrass Research Initiative click on the links below. For background information on the research priorities described in the Initiative, see Priority Turf Research Needs.

Goals of the Initiative
Why Should the Federal Government Invest in Turfgrass Research?
The Turfgrass Industry - Present and Future
Overview of the Research Proposed and funding Levels Requested
How the Research Teams will be structured
The National Turfgrass Research Initiative (complete document)
Background Information on Turf Research Priority Needs
Turfgrass Research Initiative Power Point Presentation (Large File - open using Internet Explorer or save as file)

   The following information is from the research plan developed jointly by the turfgrass industry and ARS.
Map of Turfgrass regions and Priority Research Positions
Priority Research Position Descriptions

   Here are the funding requests for Fiscal Year 2008 (October 1, 2007-September 30, 2008).
Statement for U.S. House of Representatives
Statement for U.S. Senate

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