Global Sports Turf Seed Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Turf Type (Blue Kentucky Grass, Rye Grass, Creeping Bent Grass, Tall Fescue, Zoysia Grass, Others), By Application (Sports Ground, Others), By Mode Of Application (Broadcasting, Overcasting, Hydroseeding, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615530
  • Pages : 140

The global sports turf seed market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.38% during the forecast period.

A flowering plant's matured fertilized ovule, which contains an embryo and is typically capable of germination to generate a new plant, is called a seed.

Sports turfs are often found on golf course fairways or playing fields, where great grasses are required to sustain athletic activity all year round. Unlike other types of seeds, sports turf grass seed requires less water but more sunshine than conventional grass. It also requires good soil that drains effectively since it is utilized by athletes who frequently expend a lot of energy over short periods.

Growth drivers for the sports turf seed market

Recent innovations, like automatic watering and rainwater infiltration technology, have simplified management. Therefore, lawn managers choose organic athletic turf grass seeds. The sports turf grass seed sector is still very competitive and is expanding quickly due to the high demand for the development of commercial property as well as the advantages of turf grass in terms of the environment and aesthetics, particularly in urban environments. The world market for sports turf grass seeds is dominated by five key competitors. The world's top producer and exporter of sports grass seed is the United States.

Warm-season grass holds the highest share

Warm-season grass is widely employed for lawns, due to their greater tolerance of high temperatures compared to other warm-weather turf grass species and their need for less water to maintain their greenness. However, to produce a green area for outdoor leisure, sports grass seed is employed in landscaping.

Turfgrass cultivated from cool-season grass seed begins to grow branches and sprout in the autumn, grows over the winter, and enters dormancy when the temperature begins to increase in the spring. When daytime temperatures range from 55 to 75°F year-round with normal moisture levels, cool-season grasses normally flourish at their best, which are then used in sports grass seeds.

Increase in the number of tournaments

Sports have seen an increase in popularity throughout time, which has increased competitiveness. Twenty-one million of them take part in the expanding youth sports scene outside of schools. For instance, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics around 5.23 million adults over the age of six participated in that sport at least once overall in 2022.  Over 13 million Americans participate in soccer, making it the third most popular sport in the US, after ice hockey and football. Thus, a rise in the number of athletes is anticipated to fuel the sports turf seed market.

Increasing market opportunities

The growing demand for lawn management methods that are ecologically friendly is one of the significant sports turf seed market's growth prospects. This involves utilizing organic and natural fertilizers, creating drought-tolerant grass species, and implementing water-efficient irrigation methods. The creation of novel grass seed kinds that are more resilient to harsh weather, such as drought, heat, and cold, is another potential, surging the demand for athletic turf grass seed.

North America is the fastest-growing market

North America is the region with the quickest rate of growth because of the anticipated high demand in the United States. Tall Fescue, Ryegrass, and Kentucky Bluegrass are the three most significant cold-season turfgrasses. The three main subtypes of warm-season turfgrass are zoysia, Bermuda grass, and St. Augustine.

For Bermuda grass, there is a considerable need for different seed types. A growing number of sports, including American football, baseball, soccer, and tennis, are played on turfs, which increases the need for athletic turf grass seed. One of the few international elite-level sports that can be played on a variety of surfaces is tennis. Consequently, it offers lots of room for the manufacturing of sports grass seed to increase in the market.

Europe and Asia Pacific to show significant market share

Europe is anticipated to witness considerable development in the sports turf seed market, due to the existence of several prestigious football leagues and the popularity of sports like rugby and cricket. Significant demand for premium sports grass seed results from the region's stringent rules and requirements for sports pitch development and upkeep.

Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to see the fastest development rate due to the rising number of sports infrastructure projects, particularly in developing nations like China and India. Additionally, the region is seeing an increase in landscaping and gardening initiatives, which is fueling the sports turf seed market growth.

Growing manufacturers focus on product innovation

The major companies in the competitive global sports turf seed market dominate in terms of revenues. Several seed companies, including Landmark Turf & Native Seed, Nutrifeed, and Pennington Seed Inc., are concentrating on technological advancements for new releases at competitive costs. To differentiate themselves as formidable rivals in the industry, the top businesses are employing techniques including acquisitions and mergers, regional growth, and alliances.

Additional growing emphasis on R&D and the introduction of new products is upsurging the sports turf seed market growth. companies in the global sports turf seed market may anticipate benefits from attractive development prospects due to innovation by a number of the industry's top companies.

Sports Turf Seed Products

  • Grotrax, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has introduced a new line of grass seed products that combine seed, mulch and fertiliser into one handy package.
  • BAR Extreme, is a fresh line of Barenbrug Holding B.V. turf grass seed products designed for usage in high-stress environments, such as athletic fields.
  • TitanRX Blend, For usage in high-traffic areas like playgrounds and sporting fields, is a new brand of turf grass seed products from Turf & Garden, Inc.

Market Key Developments

  • In February 2023, A new digital edition of the Turfgrass Seed Handbook has been released by the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB). The annual publication of the guide will still be printed. However, a new part has been created for the BSPB website to lessen the dependency on paper and increase the accessibility of the information in-guide.
  • In December 2022, DLF is using research from its global breeding facilities to develop combinations with improved sustainability that take on some of the most pressing problems of the present and the future. J Intense 50, a new restoration combination for golf tees, paths, and high-wear areas, will be new in 2023. Due to the use of DLF's 4turf perennial ryegrass, this mixture offers better drought tolerance, disease resistance, and quick establishment.
  • In May 2022, Two new turfgrass types were introduced by OSU. The OSU turf bermudagrass types OKC1876 and OKC3920 will be the ninth and tenth to be made available for commercial usage since 1991. These new types were created specifically for professional facilities like country clubs and public golf courses, notably Tahoma 31, which is utilised in more than 156 places around the U.S.

Global Sports Turf Seed Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 6.38% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Turf Type, Application, Mode of Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Ampac Seed Company, BrettYoung, Columbia Seeds, DLF-Pickseed USA, Graham Turf Seeds Ltd, Hancock Seed Company, La Crosse Seed Corporation, Landmark Turf & Native Seed, Nutrifeed, Pennington Seed Inc.
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Turf Type
    • Blue Kentucky Grass
    • Rye Grass
    • Creeping Bent Grass
    • Tall Fescue
    • Zoysia Grass
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Sports Ground
    • Others
  • By Mode of Application
    • Broadcasting
    • Overcasting
    • Hydroseeding
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Blue Kentucky Grass

5.3. Rye Grass

5.4. Creeping Bent Grass

5.5. Tall Fescue

5.6. Zoysia Grass

5.7. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Sports Ground

6.3. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Broadcasting

7.3. Overcasting

7.4. Hydroseeding

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Ampac Seed Company

10.2. BrettYoung

10.3. Columbia Seeds

10.4. DLF-Pickseed USA

10.5. Graham Turf Seeds Ltd

10.6. Hancock Seed Company

10.7. La Crosse Seed Corporation

10.8. Landmark Turf & Native Seed

10.9. Nutrifeed

10.10. Pennington Seed Inc.

Ampac Seed Company


Columbia Seeds

DLF-Pickseed USA

Graham Turf Seeds Ltd

Hancock Seed Company

La Crosse Seed Corporation

Landmark Turf & Native Seed


Pennington Seed Inc.