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Turfgrass Breeding Nursery

It has been said that the sun doesn't set on a Penn State turfgrass. This long tradition of breeding some of the greatest turfgrass cultivars starts here at the breeding nursery.
Breeding Program

Breeding Program

The Turfgrass Breeding Facility is a space plant nursery located across Orchard Road from LMRC. This nursery occupies about 15 acres and is irrigated with above-ground, portable aluminum pipe. The water source is effluent water from the UAJA plant. This space plant nursery is used for the evaluation and seed production of experimental turfgrass varieties. In conjunction with the breeding nursery, a seed cleaning room is located in the Seed Foundation Building on Park Avenue.