Southeastern Turfgrass Research Center

Professional Contract Research Services for the Green Industry

About Us

Southeastern Turfgrass Research Center began as Southeastern Turfgrass Research & Consulting in 2005. By listening to feedback from customers and making significant continued investment in land, equipment, and personnel, SETRC has evolved to become the gold standard for confidential research centered on the turf and landscape industry.

The company was founded by Dr. Mike Harrell.  Involved in the green industry since 1996, Mike has an extensive background in golf construction, golf maintenance, and turfgrass research throughout the southeastern U.S.  He has presented at local, state, national, and international meetings and conferences.  Mike currently maintains memberships with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Weed Science Society of America, Southern Weed Science Society, and serves as Executive Director of the Bluegrass Golf Course Superintendents Association.