Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center
1700 Barnes Road(785) 539-9133
Manhattan, KS 66502
To seamlessly accommodate field research needs of K-State turfgrass faculty, and serve as a premier education resource for K-State horticulture students and those employed in the commercial turf industry.
Research and Extension Activities:
Research focused on:
- Identifying best-adapted turf species and cultivars for Kansas
- Best management practices to reduce water and pesticide inputs in turfgrass systems
- Turfgrass responses to environmental stresses
Center researchers host a field day for commercial turfgrass managers the first Thursday of August in even-number years.
10 acres of Research plots, including a rain-out shelter.