courtesy Conor Geisel

As the 2019–20 National Football League season heads into the cold months, teams playing on real grass (instead of the fake stuff) have to contend with deteriorating field conditions. A handful of NFL teams, though, such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Pittsburgh Steelers, play their home games on Tuckahoe Turf—the hardy sod grown at Tuckahoe Turf Farms in southern New Jersey. The grass was formulated at the Center for Turfgrass Science, part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers. The center conducts research symposia, field days, workshops, webinars, and educational seminars in association with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Office of Continuing Professional Education, and the turfgrass industry in New Jersey and worldwide.