The Turfgrass Information Center (TIC) is a repository of publicly available and selected professional, trade, and scholarly information on turfgrass. The Turfgrass Information File is a searchable database of over 140,000 records of information sources on turfgrass. About one-third are available in full-text format. The Turfgrass Information File includes some full-text electronic books, conference papers and reports such as those by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Coverage is 1968 onward.
Subjects include grasses and grass-like ground covers in golf course, parks, sports fields, lawns, sod farms, roadsides, institutional grounds, and for other utility, recreational or aesthetic purposes. Additional subjects include turfgrass seed production, breeding, biology of turfgrass species, culture methods and techniques, weeds, pest and diseases, water use, sod production, lawn design, landscape, sports facilities, equipment use and maintenance, environmental concerns, and business and industry trends.