Oklahoma State University is releasing two new turfgrass varieties, OKC1876 and OKC3920, for commercial use. The two turfgrasses, which take many years to develop, are crosses between common bermudagrass and African bermudagrass.
Oklahoma may be known for its tallgrass prairies immortalized in classic Westerns, but for Oklahoma State University researchers, it’s the short grass that they want remembered. OKC1876 and OKC3920 — the two latest Bermudagrass varieties developed at OSU — are great examples of the extensive testing and experience needed to develop quality turfgrass.
Tammy Lee's experiences at Oklahoma State University are what led her to support the New Frontiers campaign to build a new state-of-the-art teaching, research and Extension facility for OSU Agriculture and name the rodeo coordinator office in memory of her mom, Mary Lee.
Scientists with the OSU Institute of Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics are heading a national project to create a library for research on plant pathogens to standardize plant disease diagnostic research.