Some examples of contributions that the WTA has provided include funding to build the O.J. Noer Turfgrass
Research and Education Facility, donating $200,000 startup funds to hire two turfgrass researchers, and
establishing four Distinguished Graduate Fellowships that will support Wisconsin based turf research indefinitely. Other examples of support include funding studies to improve fungicide recommendations, analyze nutrient runoff data, discover better ways to grow turf in the shade, select best variety/specie for given parameters, and investigate new weed management strategies. There is much more research that the WTA funds each year to improve the professional and layperson’s use of turfgrass.