Welcome to VT Turf.  Our goal is to deliver timely, science-based, useful information applicable to the turf industry and public at-large within our program areas. Virginia’s turfgrass industry is big business within the state, having a multi-billion dollar annual economic impact on the state economy.  Managed turfgrasses are most often noted for their aesthetics and/or recreational value as golfing or sporting venues, but one of the most important functions of a healthy turf is its' functional value in stabilizing soil, cooling the environment, capturing and storing carbon, and filtering rainfall. By applying the latest in Virginia Tech’s science-based research in all aspects of turfgrass management, industry professionals and homeowners alike can produce healthy, great looking/playing, environmentally friendly turfgrass systems