The Joseph Troll Turf Research Center
About the Center
While UMass turf researchers are continually conducting experiments in laboratories, greenhouse facilities and numerous field cooperator locations throughout the region, the Joseph Troll Turf Research Center is the center of the UMass Turf Program's field research universe. Located just a short drive from the UMass Amherst campus in South Deerfield, MA, the silt loam soils and gentle topography of the Center make it a site well-suited for turfgrass research. The center is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Troll, a longtime leader in the Turf Program at UMass.
Research is typically conducted at the Center during every month of the year. During the growing season, as many as thirty or more separate or interrelated projects may be underway at any given time. View UMass Extension Turf Program's research projects