Solutions for Environmentally Friendly Turf

High Performing Varieties, Independently Certified

Low Input

  • Reduced water
  • Less chemicals and pesticides
  • Less fertilizer
  • Heat Tolerance

Integrity and Independence

  • Transparent Protocols
  • Regionally Grown and Tested
  • Nationally Recognized University Cooperators
  • National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Participation


Grown By

  • Turf Growers
  • Golf Courses
  • Pro Sports Fields
  • Municipalities
  • Home Owners

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Page one of the A-List brochure.

Approved A-LIST

Cover page of A-List Specifications

Specifers Guide


The Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf (A-LIST), a non-profit organization that evaluates and promotes high turf quality while benefiting the environment through turfgrass varieties that require less water, fertilizer, chemicals, and pesticides. This is accomplished by creating industry trial guidelines and evaluation protocols.

Men working grass field

Independently Researched and Tested


Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf

Headquartered in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley grass seed production region, A-LIST is an 503(c)(3) non-profit comprised of universities and industry companies serving to test, identify, and promote grass varieties that combine high turf quality and low-input performance. We provide information on certified, high quality turf that is verified via transparent protocols and independently tested at leading regional universities. Products that meet the acceptance criteria are allowed to utilize the A-LIST approved symbol in their marketing and receive the A-LIST approved tag for use in packaging.

Press Releases

A-LIST launches Approved Sports Field program — June 2024

A-LIST becomes a partner – November 2023

Barenbrug Joins A-LIST — August 2023

A-LIST Approves Creeping Bentgrass Varieties — August 2023

A-LIST Announces New Executive Director — March 2022

A-LIST releases Guide Specifications — February 2020

A-LIST selected to join NTEP Policy Committee — March 2019

Dr. Gregg Munshaw appointed to Research Committee Chair position — March 2019

Landmark Turf and Native Seed joins A-LIST –– August 2017


January – A-LIST attending the Sports Turf Managers Association Conference.

January –  A-LIST at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show.

February – A-LIST attending the Turfgrass Producers International Conference.

Early June – Oregon Sod Tour

Late June – Oregon Seeds Company field days.


Reach us through the website, phone, or e-mail.

Dr. Kyley Dickson
Executive Director
931. 397 .1385