Scientific American posted an article recently describing how golf course managers are adapting to changing climates by picking different varieties of turf grasses that are more resilient to warmer temperatures. The article points out that as far back as the 1970’s the USGA recognized that growing excellent turf grass with less water (more resistant to drought) was the wave of the future. You can read the story by clicking here.
Even though the story focuses on the “library” of turf grasses that has been developed at Rutgers University in New Jersey, don’t forget that UGA has an excellent turf grass program as well, with many varieties better adapted to use in a warm climate. You can find out more about the UGA program at these links: