For over 40 years, improved perennial ryegrass varieties developed at Rutgers have been used to dress the fairways, tees, and roughs of the Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters Tournament each spring. ‘Manhattan’ ryegrass is well known internationally.
Sod growers throughout the United States recognize Rutgers for developing some of the most desirable bluegrass varieties, known for producing attractive and disease-resistant turf for sports fields, conventional lawns, and scenic landscapes. ‘Adelphi,’ ‘America,’ and ‘Midnight Kentucky’ varieties were all developed at Adelphia.
Improved varieties developed at Rutgers have been selected to seed some of the most famous and well-respected golf courses in the world.
An ornamental energy crop.