Looking for research and publications related to turfgrass issues? Try Michigan State University’s Turfgrass Information File (TGIF). TGIF is free for STMA non-commercial members and offers an extensive and valuable collection of resources pertaining to successful turfgrass management. Simply log in as an STMA member, then follow the link to TGIF on your membership homepage.

After accepting the Conditions and Terms of Use, you can begin your search. You can do a basic search by entering keywords into the search field. For example, if you are looking for information on spring fertilization, type “spring fertilization” into the search field. On the results page, a list of links to access various articles and research pertaining to spring fertilization will be available for you to sort and view. You can also refine your search using the guided search and entering additional keywords to access more specific topics or articles. There are also options to browse the latest turfgrass research using “What’s NEW in Turfgrass Research,” browse by turf topic, and browse full-text journals that relate to turfgrass management.

Make sure to take advantage of this free resource to assist in your daily operations. http://tic.msu.edu/