Want to plant a Team UGA®-developed seashore paspalum for your golf course, sports field or lawn project? Seashore paspalum varieties developed by the University of Georgia are available through our network of licensed growers.
Team UGA Licensed Sod Producers:
South Florida Grassing (Ships Domestic & International)
Hobe Sound, FL
Contact: Homer Greene
Toll Free Florida: 800-483-4279
International Sales: 561-746-7816
Sino-Green Turf Co. Ltd.
Hainan Island, China
Fax: 86-898-6616 5350
Become a Licensed UGA Seashore Paspalum Grower:
Limited licensing opportunities are available to quality sod producers who have an interest in growing the University of Georgia’s seashore paspalum turf varieties.
The University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) is a private, non-profit corporation established to support the research activities of the University of Georgia. It owns, patents and licenses the intellectual property in novel turfgrass and other plant varieties developed at UGA. The UGA Innovation Gateway office performs these commercialization functions for UGARF.
[ research.uga.edu/gateway ]
Information on becoming a licensed sod producer within the United States and/or outside the United States is available through UGA’s Innovation Gateway/University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF)
[ Contact UGARF ]
All University of Georgia turfgrass varieties are certified and inspected. All international licensees are required to be certified through the International Turfgrass Genetic Assurance Program (ITGAP).
[ Contact ITGAP ]
You can find more information on the process for domestic certification and obtaining quality plant material for beginning production through these organizations:
Georgia Crop Improvement Association
The Georgia Crop Improvement Association is an organization of seed producers who are interested in growing and making available to the public, through certification, high quality seeds and propagating materials of superior varieties so grown and distributed as to insure genetic purity and identity.
[ georgiacrop.com ]
Georgia Seed Development
Georgia Seed Development meets the needs of today’s agricultural and horticultural markets by propagating and marketing foundation seeds and plant materials of new cultivars that are higher yielding, more disease-resistant, more nutritious or of greater ornamental value.
[ gsdc.com ]
Georgia’s Integrated Cultivar Release System
Georgia’s Integrated Cultivar Release System (GICRS), takes “the systems approach” to integrating plant breeding research, intellectual property protection, quality control and marketing to a global marketplace.
[ georgiacultivars.com ]