SSCA


2009

Southern Seed Certification Association Certified Turfgrass Producer's Directory
Blue Line

The Southern Seed Certification Association, Inc. (SSCA) is a non-profit organization of seed producers and others who are interested in growing and making available to the public through certification, high quality propagating materials of superior varieties so grown and distributed as to maintain identity. It is designated as the official Alabama and Florida certifying agency pursuant to applicable laws.

REASONS FOR BUYING SSCA CERTIFIED TURFGRASS:
* Recognized Variety
* Inspected by SSCA Personnel
* Grown under SSCA Certification Standards
* Grown, harvested, and shipped by Growers of Integrity

Southern Seed Certification Association
P.O. Box 2619, Auburn AL 36831
(334) 821-7400 (334) 844-4995
Fax (334) 844-4901
Web site- www.ag.auburn.edu/ssca

This directory includes the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and varieties of Alabama and Florida Certified Turfgrass Producers that are SSCA members. The production listed herein has been field inspected at least three times during the year and approved for certification. Certification is not final unless an official SSCA labeling certificate accompanies EACH shipment.

 


SUMMARY: 2007
ACRES APPROVED

CROP

VARIETY

CLASS

ACRES

 

  Bermuda

Celebration™

Foundation
Registered
Certified

22
256
681

  Princess 77 Registered
56

 

Tifdwarf

Registered
Certified

9

16

 

TifEagle

Certified

7

  TifGrand Registered
6

 

TifSport

Certified

150

 

Tifway

Registered
Certified

225
1,831

  

Centipede

Hammock

Foundation

11

 

 

 

TifBlair

Certified

64

 

 

 

Paspalum

Aloha

Foundation

20

 

 

 

SeaDwarf

Foundation
Registered
Certified

31
34
 60

 

 

  

Sea Isle I

Certified

16

 

 

 

Sea Isle Supreme

Registered
Certified

20
53

 

 

 

 

 

St. Augustine

Captiva

Foundation
Registered

29
78

 

 

  Delta Shade Foundation
8
   

 

Floratam

Registered
Certified

2
2

 

 

 

Sapphire

Foundation
Registered

18
10

 

 

                                                                                                                     

 

 

Zoysia

De Anza

Foundation
Registered

1
5

 

 

  Diamond Certified
32
   

 

El Toro

Registered
Certified

1
50

 

 

 

Empire™

Registered
Certified

8
90

 

 

 

Meyer

Certified

16

 

 

 

JaMur

Registered
Certified

84

48

 

 

  Ultimate Flora Foundation
Registered
Certified
38
4
11
   
 

Zeon

Registered
Certified

10
28

 

 

 

Zorro

Foundation

Registered
Certified

3

73
131

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

4,348

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer Listing

BERMUDA


CELEBRATION - Celebration™ bermudagrass is selection of bermudagrass chosen specifically for its dark blue-green color, drought tolerance, light-moderate shade tolerance, and reduced production costs. It is similar to Tifway 419, yet it grows vertically at a slower rate. Due to this prostrate growth habit, Celebration™ requires less mowing.

 

Class of Seed

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Bay Breeze Farms, Inc. Bobby Rehberg, 4331 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL 33570, Phone 813-645-6911

 

X

X

Beck's Turf, Inc., Wayne Bassett, 2858 County Road 53, Tuskegee, AL 36083, Phone 334-724-9800

 

X

Bethel Farms, Will Nugent, 8780 NW Bethel Farms Road, Arcadia, FL 34266, Phone 863-494-3057

 

X

X

Craft Turf Farms, John Chapman, 21833 Country Road 12, Foley, AL 36535, Phone 251-747-2290   X  

Council Growers, Travis Council, 3935 24th Street S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570, Phone 813-633-8665

    

X

X 

Indiantown Turf Farms, Ronnie Hataway, P.O. Box 536, Indiantown, FL 34956, Phone 772-221-3450

 

X

X

J.W. Sod Farms, Warren Prescott, 12773 West Forest Hill Blvd, Suite #1211, Wellington, FL 33414, Phone 561-798-6655

X

X

 

King Ranch, Rick Browder, P.O. Box 1210, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-7257

 

 

X

Lake Jem Farms, Keith Truenow, 26714 Oak Shadow Lane, Mt. Dora, FL 32757, Phone 352-383-7196

 

X

 X

Quality Turf, Sam Greenwood, 17502 County Road 672, Lithia, FL 33547, Phone 813-634-3326

X

X

X

S & K Sod Company, David Smith, 4100 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL 34202 , Phone 407-892-3400

 

X

 X

S M R Farms, Gary Bradshaw, 1440 Covenant Way , Bradenton, FL 34202 , Phone 877-708-3322

 

X

X

Star Farms, Richard Burns, P.O. Box 100, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-9800

 

 

X

Superturf, Inc., Bruce Carter, P.O. Box 728, Indiantown, FL   34956, Phone 561-718-9184

 

X

X

 

PRINCESS 77- Developed by Seeds West, Inc., Princess 77 is a fine leafed Bermuda that can be established by seed or sod. Princess 77 is protected through the Plant Variety Protection Act and is also patented.

 

Class of Seed

Reg.

Cert.

The Ganwood Company, H.J. Smallwood, Jr., 6192 Racetrack Road, Jacksonville, FL 32259, Phone 904-268-5155

  X

 

 

TIFDWARF - Tifdwarf bermuda grass, superior for golf greens, has been equal or superior to Tifgreen on nearly every score. Its leaves hug the ground so closely that a number of them are never cut by the greens mower. This characteristic helps to tolerate a 3/16" cutting height much better than Tifgreen. Its softer leaves and fewer seed heads also contribute to its superior putting qualities. Tifdwarf has a darker green color than Tifgreen and requires less fertilizer to make a comparable degree of greenness. Its basic purple plant color that helps to keep it looking dark green in the summer time becomes very noticeable when temperatures drop in the fall.

 

Class of Seed

Reg.

Cert.

Classic Greens, Phil Horn, 11151 NW 70th Ave., Chiefland, FL 32626 Phone 352-258-2695

 

X

Cleverdon Farms Inc., Donald Grantham, 15250 George Younce Road, Foley, AL 6535, Phone 251-943-1170

X  

Craft Turf Farms, John Chapman, 21833 County Road 12, Foley, AL 36535 , Phone 251-747-2290

X

 

Master-Turf Farms, Randall Williford, P.O. Box 911, Ruskin, FL 33575, Phone 813-927-2072

 

X

Quality Turf Nursery, Sam Greenwood, 17502 County Road 672, Lithia, FL 33547, Phone 813-634-3326

X

  X

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Phone 772-546-4191

X

 

Wausau Farms, Jerry Pate, 2649 Hard Labor Road, Chipley, FL 32428, Phone 850-638-0011

  

X

 

TIFEAGLE - (Licensed by USDA/UGA.) TifEagle is a sterile, medium green, finer textured, triploid bermuda grass for golf greens. This variety performs better than most dwarfs at a 1/8" cutting height according to collected data. It has good growth and reduced purpling in cool weather. Observations indicate that TifEagle may have mole cricket non-preference. TifEagle was developed by USDA/ARS and may be produced and sold by licensed producers only. Available only as a certified grass. Patented.

 

Class of Seed

Reg.

Cert.

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Phone 772-546-4191

  

X

 

TIFGRAND - TifGrand is a sterile, shade tolerant triploid bermuda for lawns or golf greens. It is a dense, dark green dwarf variety that spreads by stolons and rhizomes, and thrives in hot, humid conditions. It has shown tawny mole cricket resistance. TifGrand is available only as a certified grass. Exclusive license given to New Concept Turf by the University of Georgia.

 

Class of Seed

Reg.

Cert.

Coosa Valley Turf Farms, Tom Wolf, 900 County Road 492, Centre, AL 35960, Phone 256-927-4228

  X

 

 

TIFSPORT™ - TifSport™ is a new, improved triploid hybrid with Midiron cold hardiness and Tifway texture and color. TifSport™ has superior cold hardiness when compared to other available fine leaf turfgrasses. It is genetically uniform, tolerant to common herbicides, and provides a high density grass when mowed at ½ inch. The variety has shown mole cricket non-preference in side by side comparisons to Tifway. TifSport™ is licensed by USDA/UGA. May be ohly sold by licensed producers and is available only as a certified grass. Patented.

 

Class of Seed

Reg.

Cert.

Coosa Valley Turf Farms, Tom Wolf, 900 County Road 492, Centre, AL 35960, Phone 256-927-4228

   

X

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Phone 772-546-4191

  

X

 


TIFWAY -
Tifway Bermuda is a chance hybrid between (Cynodon dactylon and C. transvaalensis). Tifway was released to growers of certified sprigs by the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station in the spring of 1960. Tifway has excellent weed resistance, good disease resistance, spreads faster than Tifgreen, has dark green color and is superior to Tiffine, Tifgreen, and Tiflawn for fairways, tees, lawns, and similar uses.

 

Class of Seed

Reg.

Cert.

Babcock Florida Co. Sod, Fred Taylor, 8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, Phone 941-639-3958

  

X

Beck's Turf, Inc., Wayne Bassett, 2858 County Road 53, Tuskegee, AL 36083, Phone 334-724-9800

X

X

Benchmark Farms, Lavon Richards, 26714 Oak Shadow Lane, Mt. Dora, FL 32757, Phone 352-267-1610

 

X

Chipola Turf Farms, LLC, Ricky Davis, 882 Hwy 71 South, Kinard, FL 32449, Phone 850-639-6805

 

X

Classic Greens, Phil Horn, 11151 NW 70th Ave. Chiefland, FL, 32626, Phone 352-258-2695

 

X

Cleverdon Farms Inc., Donald Grantham, 15250 George Younce Road, Foley, AL 36535, Phone 251-943-1170

X

X

Coosa Valley Turf Farms, Tom Wolf, 900 County Road 492, Centre, AL 35960, Phone 256-927-4228

X

X

Council Growers, Travis Council, 3935 24th Street S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570, Phone 813-633-8665

 X 

X

Craft Turf Farms, John Chapman, 21833 County Road 12 East, Foley, AL 36535, Phone 334-955-2742

X

X

A. Duda & Sons, Inc., Clyde Lavender, P.O. Box 788, Labelle, FL   33975, Phone 863-675-0545

X

 

Frog Pond Turf, Bill Baker, 150 Frog Pond Road, Hurtsboro, AL 36860, Phone 334-667-0074

X

X

Gulf Kist Sod, Jack Allegri, 5600 Kenilworth Blvd, Sebring, FL 33876, Phone 863-655-6067

X

X

Hugghins Sod Farms, Inc., Thomas Hugghins, P.O. Box 1, Red Level, AL 36474, Phone 334-222-8581

X

X 

Indiantown Turf Farms, Ronnie Hataway, P.O. Box 536, Indiantown, FL 34956, Phone 772-221-3450

 

X

J.W. Sod Farms, Warren Prescott, 12773 West Forest Hill Blvd, Suite #1211, Wellington, FL 33414, Phone 561-798-6655

 

X

Johnston Brothers Farm, Albert Johnston, P.O. Box 245, Bunnell, FL 32110, Phone 386-437-3272

 

X

King Ranch, Rick Browder, P.O. Box 1210, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-7257

X

X

Lake Jem Farms, Keith Truenow, 26714 Oak Shadow Lane, Mt. Dora, FL   32757, Phone 352-383-7196

 

X

Little Everglades Ranch, Turf Division, Randy Jones, 38230 Jordan Road , Dade City , FL 33525 , Phone 352-895-6959

X

X

Master-Turf Farms, Randall Williford, P.O. Box 911, Ruskin, FL 33575, Phone 813-645-5527

 

X

Page's Sod Farm, David Page, P.O. Box 244, Tanner, AL 35671, Phone 256-771-2999

X

X

Quality Turf Nursery, Sam Greenwood, 17502 County Road 672, Lithia, FL 33547, Phone 813-634-3326

X

X

Rhyne Select Turf, Hoffman Rhyne, 306 4th Street, Benton, AL 36785, Phone 334-875-3288

X

 X

Riverview Turf, Doug Lipscomb, 9050 Vernant Park Road, Foley, AL 36535, Phone 251-965-4727

 

X

SMR Farms, Gary Bradshaw, 1440 Covenant Way, Bradenton, FL   34202 , Phone 877-708-3322

X

Salzmann Turf Farm, Paul Salzmann, 15601 County Road 87, Elberta, AL   36530, Phone 251-986-8873

 

 X

Shelby Sod Company, Inc., Pete or Jo Winford, 2455 Dead Hollow Road, Harpersville, AL 35078, Phone 205-672-3344

X

 

South Dallas Turf Farm, Inc., Stan Wilkinson, 1690 Kings Bend Road, Selma, AL 36701, Phone 334-872-6644

X

X

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Phone 772-546-4191

X

 

Star Farms Corp., Richard Burns, P.O. Box 100, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-9800

  X

Strickland Sod Farm, Shannon Strickland, P.O. Box 1998, Bunnell, FL 32110, Phone 386-437-0062   X

Sunbelt Turf Farm, LLC, Sam Hamner, P.O. Box 692, Harpersville, AL 35078, Phone 205-672-2477

X

Superturf, Marc Gagnon, P.O. Box 98, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, Phone 561-718-9183

X

X

T.J. Turf & Trees, Debbie Stine, P.O. Box 773074, Ocala, FL 34472, Phone 352-212-1646   X

W5 Cattle & Sod Company, Inc., James Williams, 2624 Deer Run Trail, Loxahatchee, FL 33470, Phone 561-313-7805

 

X

Woerner Turf, Anniston, Inc., Hal Davis, 5126 Hwy 78 East, Anniston, AL 36207, Phone 256-831-6162

X

X

Woerner Turf, Foley, Inc., Jason Woerner, P.O. Box 820, Foley, AL 36536, Phone 251-943-1388

X

X


CENTIPEDE

HAMMOCK- Hammock inflorescence is longer and leaf morphology is more robust than Centennial or Common.“Summer- Quality” turf assessment ratings are consistently higher for Hammock than Common.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Environmental Turf, Inc., Rex Cunningham, 4366 E. Kinsey Road, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone 863-452-6595

X

 

 

 

TIFBLAIR- TifBlair is an improved, cold hardy centipede lawn grass. It has similar color, leaf texture and growth as common centipede, but has much improved cold hardiness. TifBlair is a low maintenance grass with the ability to grow dense turf at a low pH where common centipede produces little growth and poor density. This variety is licensed by GSDC/UGSRF/USDA and may only be sold by licensed producers.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Coosa Valley Turf, Tom Wolf, 900 County Road 492, Centre, AL 35960, Phone 256-927-4228

 

 

X

Southeastern Superior Sod, Inc., Josh Carnley, 503 County Road 468, Samson, AL 36477, Phone 334-726-1252

 

 

X

 

PASPALUM

ALOHA - Aloha has more robust floral morphology and longer flag leaves than Sea Isle I. Aloha has good ground cover and stolon production characteristics. Aloha has a higher level of host plant resistance to aphids, based on antibiosis, than other varieties of Seashore Paspalum.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Environmental Turf, Inc., Rex Cunningham, 4366 E. Kinsey Road, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone 863-452-6595

X

 

 

 

SEADWARF - Seadwarf™ Seashore paspalum is a fine-textured, warm-season, halophytic turf for utilization on golf tees, fairways, athletic fields and lawns, or other areas where a fine-textured, close-mown, high-quality turf surface is desired. Seadwarf™ is adapted to an irrigation regime utilizing a wide range of water quality. The grass performs well with irrigation water quality ranging from fresh water up to 22,000 ppm TDS.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Environmental Turf, Inc., Rex Cunningham, 4366 E. Kinsey Road, Avon Park, FL   33825, Phone 863-452-6595

X

X

X

 

SEA ISLE I  - Compared to the variety Adalayd, Sea Isle I has a darker green color, better salt tolerance, higher turf quality and better density. The variety may have more mole cricket damage than Adalayd. The variety is best suited for golf fairways and is vegetatively propagated. The variety is patent protected and will be available only as a Certified grass from licensed growers listed in this directory.

 

Class of Seeds

Reg.

Cert.

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Phone 772-546-4191

 

X

 

SEA ISLE SUPREME- Sea Isle Supreme is a salt-tolerant, fine bladed seashore paspalum. It is ideal for golf course greens, fairways, tees and roughs. The grass is a very aggressive grower and can be closely mowed to heights of 1/8 inch to 3 inches. Must be propagated vegetatively. Sea Isle Supreme is patented and will be available only as a certified grass from licensed growers in this directory.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

S M R Turf, Gary Bradshaw, 4715 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, FL 34211, Phone 877-708-3322

 

X

X

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725, Hobe Sound, FL 33475, Phone 772-546-4191

 

X

X

 

ST. AUGUSTINE

CAPTIVA-Captiva is a diploid St. Augustine with a dense growth habit with narrow leaf blades and dark green color.
It is resistant to chinch bugs and is slow growing for less mowing requirements. Developed by the University of Florida.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Barron Collier Partnership, Dave Basquin, 1320 N. 15th Street , Immokalee , FL 34142 , Phone 239-658-1383

X

X

 

Bay Breeze Farms, Inc., Bobby Rehberg, 4331 Cockroach Bay Road, Ruskin, FL 3570, Phone 813-645-6911 X    
Bayside Sod, Jack Bispham, 7850 Ibis St., Sarasota, FL 34232, Phone 941-356-4076 X X  
Bethel Farms, Will Nugent, 8780 NW Bethel Farms Road, Arcadia, FL 34266, Phone 863-494-3057 X X  
Chipola Turf Farms, LLC, Ricky Davis, 882 Hwy 71 South, Kinard, FL 32449, Phone 850-639-6805 X    
Cura Sod Corporation, Elias Cura, 6006 N. 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33610, Phone 813-232-1401   X  
A. Duda & Sons, Inc., Clyde Lavender, P.O. Box 788, Labelle, FL 33975, Phone 863-675-0545 X    
H & H Sod Company, Dave Dymond, 4699 N. Canoe Creek Rd., Kenansville, FL 34739, Phone 407-892-2024
X    
King Ranch, Rick Browder, P.O. Box 1210, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-7257
  X  
Kirkland Sod, Karen Carbajal, 4328 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168, Phone 386-428-9855   X  
Lake Jem Farms, Keith Truenow, 26714 Oak Shadow Lane, Mt. Dora, FL 32757, Phone 352-383-7196 X    
Lykes Brothers Inc., Stan Speed, 106 S.W. County Road 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone 863-763-4332 X    
McCall Sod Farm, James W. Maulden, 2704 Maulden Road, Southport, FL 32409, Phone 850-277-2230   X  
R.B. Farms, LLC, Robert Brady, 6705 SW Woodbine Way, Palm City, FL 34990, Phone 863-634-7505
X X  
Roth Farms, Steve Johnson, 27502 County Road 880, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-2991 X    
S & K Sod Company, David Smith, 4100 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL 34772, Phone 407-892-3400
X    
S M R Farms, Gary Bradshaw, 1440 Covenant Way, Bradenton, FL 34202, Phone 941-708-3322 X    
Star Farms, Richard Burns, P.O. Box 100, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-9800 X X  
Willaway Cattle & Sod Company, Inc., Will Holcomb, 30395 72nd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone 863-467-6565 X    

 

DELTA SHADE - Delta Shade has narrower leaves, longer internodes, faster rate of grow-in, more cold tolerance, and better disease, insect and shade tolerance than Floratam.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Environmental Turf, Inc., Rex Cunningham, 4366 E. Kinsey Road, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone 863-452-6595

X

 

 

 

FLORATAM - Floratam St. Augustinegrass was released by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in 1973. It continues to be the most widely grown cultivar by sod producers. It is the most popular cultivar for use on home lawns in Florida. It is coarser textured than Floratine and was originally released because of its resistance to chinch bugs and St. Augustinegrass Decline virus.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Barron Collier Partnership, Dave Basquin, 1320 N. 15th Street, Immokalee, FL 34142, Phone 239-658-1383

 

X 

X

 

SAPPHIRE - Sapphire St. Augustinegrass is characterized by good disease and pest resistance and superior color retention under low fertilizer conditions. It has a fast growth habit, brown with predominant yeloow-green internode color, moderate internode lengeth, and a long leaf blade that is highly infolded in mature turf, with a fine leaf appearance. Licensed by Sod Solutions. Patent Pending.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Chipola Turf Farms, LLC, Ricky Davis, 882 Hwy 715, Kinard, FL 32449

 

X

 

Council Growers, Travis Council, 3935 24th Street S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570, Phone 813-633-8665

 

X

 

Grassmasters Lawn & Sod Service, Steve Johnson, P.O. Box 257, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-261-9937

X

 

 

R.B. Farms, LLC, Robert Brady, 6705 SW Woodbine Way, Palm City, FL 34990, Phone 863-634-7505

 

X

 

Roth Farms, Steve Johnson, 27502 County Road 880, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-2991

X

 

 

Star Farms, Richard Burns, P.O. Box 100, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-9800

X

 

 

 

ZOYSIA

DE ANZA - De Anza is a hybrid of three Zoysiagrass species: Z. japonica, Z. matrella, and Z. tenuifolia.  It forms a moderately dense turf that is propagated vegetatively.  Leave blades are flat and bright green in coloration, with longer retention of green coloration in winter.  Extended growing season, performs best in full sun.  Tolerant of heat and drought stress.  Resistant to pests.  Good for home lawns, parks and golf courses.

 

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

South Florida Grassing, Homer Greene, P.O. Box 725 , Hobe Sound , FL 33475 , Phone 772-546-4191

X 

 X

 

DIAMOND - Diamond zoysiagrass was released by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station to be propagated by licensed growers.  It is a fine textured, high density vegetatively propagated Zoysia matrella, designed for use for and around putting greens and tee boxes on golf courses, and generally high maintenance turf areas desiring special appeal.  Diamond has superior shade ans salinity tolerance with good resistance to the tawny mole cricket and fall armyworm.

 

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Rhyne Select Turf, Hoffman Rhyne, 306 4th Street, Benton, AL 36785, Phone 334-875-3288

 

 

X

Superturf, Marc Gagnon, P.O. Box 98 , Loxahatchee , FL 33470 , Phone 561-718-9183

 

 

X

 

EL TORO - Licensed by the University of California. El Toro is a Zoysia japonica, resembling Meyer in appearance but has a coarser leaf texture. California data indicate that El Toro has a much faster rate of establishment than Meyer and displays earlier spring green up. It has low thatch production, shade tolerance, rust and disease resistance, and good cold tolerance.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Boyd Sod Farms, Stephanie Boyd, 806 Quitman Hwy North, Greenville, FL 32331, Phone 850-997-6222

 

X

X

 

EMPIRE™- Empire™ Zoysia is a native cultivar of Zoysia japonica, chosen specifically for its ability to reduce production costs while demonstrating desirable growth characteristics. It has a rapid expansion rate, is reproduced from rhizomes, and has a high natural chemical resistance for easier weed control. Empire™ has performed well in sandy and clay soil types with aggressive growth from its runners and rhizomes, but can be mowed with a rotary mower due to its broader leaf and open growth habit. Patent pending.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Chipola Turf Farms, LLC, Ricky Davis, 882 Hwy 71 South, Kinard, FL 32449, Phone 850-639-6805

 

X

 

Council Growers, Travis Council, 3935 24th Street S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570, Phone 813-633-8665

 

X

X

Johnston Brothers Farm, Albert Johnston, P.O. Box 245, Bunnell, FL 32110, Phone 386-437-3272

 

 

X

Star Farms, Richard Burns, P.O. Box 100, Belle Glade, FL 33430, Phone 561-996-9800

   

 

X

 

MEYER - Meyer is intermediat in type and leaf width between more open growing, coarse types of common Zoysia and the very dense, finleaf manilagrass. When established, the turf is quite dense and has a dark green color during the growing season. Meyer withstands wear and resists weed invasion under good management practices. It is winter hardy and comparatively drought resistant throughout its region of adaptation. Meyer must be propagated vegtatively.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Rhyne Select Turf, Hoffman Rhyne, 306 4th Street, Benton, AL 36785, Phone 334-875-3288

 

 

X

JAMUR - Developed and patented by Texas based Bladed Runner Farms. Jamur has exhibited more favorable texture, faster rate of cover, slightly darker green color and less thatch production than common Zoysia.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Coosa Valley Turf Farms, Tom Wolf, 900 County Road 492, Centre, AL 35960, Phone 256-927-4228

 

X

X

Cura Sod Corporation, Elias Cura, 6006 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610, Phone 813-232-1401

 

X

 X

Lykes Brothers, Inc., Stan Speed, 106 S.W. County Road 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone 863-763-4332

 

X

 

S & K Sod Company, 4100 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL 34772, Phone 407-892-3400

 

X

 

 

ULTIMATE FLORA - Ultimate has a taller inflorescence and produces fewer seed heads from June-December than Meyer. Visually, Ultimate appears to have finer leaf morphology and longer duration of growth, during the year, than Meyer.

 

Class of Seeds

Fdn.

Reg.

Cert.

Environmental Turf, Inc., Rex Cunningham, 4366 E. Kinsey Road, Avon Park, FL 33825, Phone 863-452-6595

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Gulf Kist Sod, Jack Allegri, 5600 Kenilworth Blvd , Sebring , FL 33876 , Phone 863-655-6067 X   X
Little Everglades Ranch, Turf Division, Rabun Battle, 38230 Jordan Road, Dade City, FL 33523, Phone 352-206-4204   X  

 

ZEON - Zeon zoysia is a vegetatively produced Zoysia marketed as an Emerald Zoysia type with less thatch produced. Texture is similar to that of Emerald and more fine leafed than Meyer. Only licensed producers may sell this variey. Patent pending.

 

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Bethel Farms, Will Nugent, 8780 NW Bethel Farms Road , Arcadia , FL 34266 , Phone 863-494-3057

 

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Coosa Valley Turf Farms, Tom Wolf, 900 County Road 492, Centre, AL 35960, Phone 256-927-4228

 

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ZORRO - Zorro zoysia is distinguished from other zoysiagrasses by its fine texture, high rhizome and tiller density, moderate drought tolerance, shade tolerance, and rapid regrowth and recovery from damage. Zorro tolerates close and frequent mowing suggesting a potential commercial value for sports fields, buffer surrounds for bentgrass greens, tee boxes and fairways for golf courses, and residential and industrial lawns under either full sun or moderate to heavy shade in the southern United States.

 

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Rhyne Select Turf, Hoffman Rhyne, 306 4th Street, Benton, AL 36785, Phone 334-875-3288   X X

Orange Co., LP, Ed Leotti, 12010 N.E. Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL 34266, Phone 813-927-2072

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