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Virginia Turfgrass Foundation

What is the Virginia Turfgrass Foundation? 

The Virginia Turfgrass Foundation was formed to provide a stable source of funds for innovative turfgrass research, teaching and Cooperative Extension programs. 

The Virginia Turfgrass Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt, scientific and educational organization 501(c)(3), therefore contributions are tax deductible.  The contributions will perpetually accumulate interest, which will be utilized to fund the programs. 

We have developed an informational PowerPoint Presentation.


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Endowment Fund Update: March 2015: $566,000 and growing


PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS

Virginia Turfgrass Association 

Shenandoah Valley Turf Association


2015 RESEARCH and PROJECTS

1. Characterizing Herbicide-Resistant Annual Bluegrass

2. The Heating Characteristics of Tall Fescue/Kentucky Bluegrass and Bermudagrass Sods As Affected by Harvest Season, Daily Time of Harvest, Turf Mowing Height, and Soil Moisture at Harvest 

3.Selective control of perennial grassy weeds in tall fescue, seashore paspalum, andbermudagrass

4. Efficacy of select insecticides on white grubs and earthworms

5. Industry Wide Turf Survey


VTF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

*Sean K. Baskette
President
Term Expires (2017)
Hidden Valley Country Club
Director of Golf Operations
Phone 540-989-6222
Phone 540-389-8146
Cell  540-353-7152
hvccmaint@comcast.net

*Fredrick S. Biggers, CGCS
Secretary Treasurer
Term Expires (XO)
c/o Wintergreen Resort
P.O. Box 706
Wintergreen VA   22958
434 325 8252
Fax:  434 325 8007 or 8008
fbiggers@wintergreenresort.com

Erik Ervin
Term Expires:  Indefinite
Advisor/VA Tech
CSES Dept
335 Smyth Hall
Blacksburg, VA   24061
540 231 5208
ervin@vt.edu

*Jeff Berg
Vice President
Term Expires (2016)
Goose Creek Golf Club
43001 Golf Club Road
Leesburg, VA   20175
Work:  (703) 729-2500
jberg@kempersports.com

*Matt Gregg

*Frank Flannagan
Term Expires (XO)
PO Box 366
Midlothian, VA   23139
msg1sg@verizon.net

*Rick Owens
Term Expires (XO)
Laurel Hill Golf Course
8700 Laurel Crest Road
Lorton, VA   22079
rickjowens@yahoo.com

Betty Parker
Term Expires: As Needed
Manager/VTF
1625 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA   23456
757 574 9061
brookbetty@cox.net

 

*designates voting members


HELP US IDENTIFY RESEARCH TOPICS

We need your help in identifying turfgrass research topics that you would like to see funded. We have a wonderful team of turfgrass researchers at Virginia Tech that are willing, able, and at our service. If they are unable to do the research we can and will look to other programs to meet our needs. Please feel free to contact any of our board members or the VTF office to offer your suggestions.