Though turfgrass is not food, fiber, or animal feed, it affects millions of lives in various ways, including physical and mental health and social wellbeing. Turfgrasses limit soil erosion, conserve water, filter air and water-borne pollutants, reduce heat buildup in urban areas, and provide safer playing surfaces.
The Texas A&M University System has helped turfgrass managers, landscapers, sod producers, and the general public solve turfgrass related problems for many years. Through a network of research, extension, and teaching programs, Texas A&M has provided solutions based on sound research, extensive outreach educational programs,and assistance through statewide and county extension activities.
Research efforts strive to integrate urban landscape systems to enhance quality of life, develop improved technologies for the management of weeds, diseases, insects, and other important pests, develop turf systems to reduce impact of environmental pollutants, and develop landscape management systems that conserve natural resources.