Contract Research

The Intermountain West has a healthy turf market with many golf courses and other turfgrass areas as potential research sites under natural settings. Controlled studies inside greenhouses are also available. Although turfgrass is our specialty, research with container plants and ornamentals can also be done. Professional Turfgrass Solutions is dedicated to meet any research protocol requirement. Through a network of industry and academic professionals your needs will be met with the highest quality and most efficient research experience. You will receive a detailed report of the projects findings and other important aspects such as those listed here. Customized reports can also be made to meet every client’s unique needs. A wide range of research topics have been done including, but not limited to the following:

  • Alternative species
  • Cultivation
  • Disease control
  • Drought tolerance
  • Establishment
  • Fertilizers and Biostimulants
  • Growth regulation
  • Insect control
  • Organic management
  • Plant health
  • Salinity tolerance
  • Seedhead suppression
  • Surfactants
  • Traffic/Wear tolerance
  • Variety evaluations
  • Water conservation
  • Winter survival/Desiccation
  • Weed control
  • Wetting agents
If your research topic is not listed here, please email us to see if we can meet your needs. We look forward to working with you!

Turfgrass Management Consulting

A consulting visit from Professional Turfgrass Solutions will include a personal visit to your location to discuss and/or identify your specific concerns. The visit focuses on providing education and impartial advice to help the turf manager, or homeowner, with the best options to improve conditions. You will receive a customized agronomic report with management solutions recommended for your specific needs. Often, our research services go hand-in-hand with consultations, and are most helpful to professional turf managers. We help innovative your operation through strategies as simple as side-by-side product evaluations, or with more detailed demonstration trials – all done at your facility. Studies such as these allow the turf manager to see first hand any improvements made by a particular commercial product or cultural practice, and determine if pursuing will be worthwhile. This helps maximize the efficiency of your operation before a great deal of money and time have been spent on something that may not work for your situation. Consulting services have been done for, but not limited to the following:
  • Commercial Landscapes
  • Golf Course Management
  • Parks
  • Residential Lawns
  • Sports Fields

If your turf management concern is not listed, please email us here to see if we can meet your needs. We look forward to working with you!