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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: January 2018: $700,000 and growing


PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS

Virginia Turfgrass Association 

Shenandoah Valley Turf Association


2018 RESEARCH and PROJECTS

1. Independence Golf Course Collaborative project

2. Expanding Sod Marketing Options with Native and Pollinator Plants

3. Evaluating the potential of perennial two-grass turf management systems utilizing Kentucky bluegrass established and maintained in combination with seeded and vegetatively established Bermuda grass.

4. Improving Soil Assessment across Turfgrass Systems Utilizing Field and Aerial Radiometry

5. Strategies for infesting turf with white grubs for evaluating insecticides

6. Evaluating effects of humid acid-based biostimulants on rooting and drought tolerance of creeping bentgrass putting green turf and Kentucky bluegrass sod.

7. Management of spreading troublesome weeds in Bermuda grass and tall fescue


VTF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

*Jeff Everhart
President/VTF
Term Expires: 2019
Woodward Turf Farms
6040 Pollard Drive
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone 540-760-5040
jeff.evehart@woodwardturf.com

*Jim Wilson
Vice President/VTF
Term Expires: 2021
Harrell's LLC
1354 Thompson Lane
Forest, VA 24551
540-494-9381
jwilson@harrells.com

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

*Erik Frazier, CGCS
Term Expires: 2021
Director of Agronomy
Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forrest Hill Avenue
804-228-4146
efrazier@willowoakscc.org

*Dean Whitehead, CSFM
Term Expires: 2022
Christopher Newport Univ.
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
757-594-8700
dean.whitehead@cnu.edu

*Rick Owens
Term Expires (XO)
Laurel Hill Golf Course
8701 Laurel Crest Road
Lorton, VA   22079
703-674-6934
rick.owens@fairfaxcounty.gov

*Mike Skelton
Term Expires: XO
Culpeper County P&R
Culpeper, VA
540-727-3412
mskelton@culpepercounty.gov

*Scott Woodward
Term Expires (XO) Director of Agronomy
Woodward Turf Farms
P.O. Box 489
Remington, VA 22734
540-727-0020
shwturf1@aol.com

David McCall, PhD
Virginia Tech Turfgrass Pathology
540-808-9372
dsmccall@vt.edu

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.