ITGAP was created to maintain identity of turfgrass varieties and to establish production protocols to assure purity and quality.
ITGAP does not guarantee a genetically pure product to the end user., but by participating in the program, both ITGAP and the grower are able to state that the grower is producing grass to a certain standard.
Just what is genetic purity and why is the concept so important to the turfgrass industry and to golf courses in particular?
ITGAP Standards: Download the full list of the International Turfgrass Genetic Assurance Program Standards (pdf format).
Turfgrass: Value of Genetic Purity: For more information on the program, click here (pdf format)