The ALLIANCE FOR LOW INPUT SUSTAINABLE TURF® (A-LIST®) is a non-profit university and industry cooperative that serves to test, identify and promote varieties to consumers that maintain acceptable turf quality while requiring reduced water, chemical and fertility inputs.
A-LIST monitors a voluntary evaluation program including metrics like water conservation, reduced inputs such as pesticides and fertilizers, heat, and drought stress tolerances, all with no fungicide or insecticide applications. Products that meet the acceptance criteria can utilize the A-LIST Approved symbol in their marketing and receive the A-LIST Approved tag for use in packaging.
Here at Mountain View Seeds, we believe that we need to protect our most valuable resource. Through the use of A-List approved turf grass, Mountain View Seeds are offering a broader guarantee that preserving our natural environment, our home, is part of our mission. To be a part of the A-List means to lead by example. To take steps that will ensure a brighter and cleaner future for our friends, family and future generations to come.
The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program develops and coordinates uniform evaluation trials of turfgrass varieties and promising selections in the United States and Canada. These test results can be used by national companies and plant breeders to determine cultivar adaptations. Results are also used to determine if a cultivar performs well in a local area or under differing levels of turf maintenance.
A-LIST testing is performed by nationally recognised cooperators, selected regionally to ensure environmental adaptability. These cooperators also participate on an Advisory Committee to further influence protocols. Participation in the independent and geographically diverse National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) is also a requirement for the approval process.