Research Facilities at the University of Kentucky A.J. Powell Turfgrass Research Center

Lexington, KY

USDA Hardiness Zone 6b

Turf Center Grounds

Approximately 27 acres of turfgrass research grounds (most of which is irrigated)

Cool-Season Grasses

Warm-Season Grasses

Broadleaf Weeds Commonly Found On-Site

Grassy and Grass-Like Weeds Commonly Found On-Site

Diseases Commonly Found On-Site

Other Research Areas

When required for a test, we have worked off-site (around central Kentucky) on athletic fields and golf courses including:

We also have access to greenhouses and lab facilities and frequently conduct pathology, tissue, and soil analyses.

Specialized Turf Maintenance/Testing Equipment

Small/Technical Equipment

Analysis Software


Trials and results from trials can be publicized (and published where applicable) or kept confidential. We have the ability to reach thousands of turf professionals on an annual basis online, in print, and at meetings across the state and nationally.


For more information on testing opportunities with the University of Kentucky please contact:

Dr. Kenneth Cropper

Agronomy Field Lab

3250 Iron Works Pike

Lexington, KY 40511