Field of Dreams... - The Evolution of Turfgrass Sod
Dr. James B Beard
Two major issues in modern societies, especially in densely populated urban areas, are to enhance our quality of life and to protect our environment. Turfgrasses contribute significant major functional, recreational, and aesthetic benefits as shown in Figure 1. Grasses have effectively functioned in protecting our environment for centuries. Thus, from the need for an improved quality of life and environment has evolved a major national industry in turfgrass establishment and culture.