Irrigation often is required to maintain the quality and persistence of turfgrass. However, as water supplies diminish and restrictions are implemented the need for superior drought resistant cultivars is a primary need for the industry. Identification and selection of germplasm with improved drought tolerance is a slow process. To develop turf with better performance and persistence during drought stress NexGen Turf Research implements several techniques to study and select for drought tolerance; these are Field Studies, Rainout Shelter Studies and Root Studies. This multi-level approach allows for a wider look at the complexities of drought. For a closer look at these approaches, click on the links below.