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Home Field Advantage

It’s football season, that magical time of year when regalia-bedecked fans gather to cheer on the home team and elevate tailgating to an art form. But fans aren’t the only ones who have favorite colors: it turns out that the football fields themselves also have a preference. Why? Because the health of the turf on a football field is directly related to the color of the turf paint applied to it.

Watch as NC State turfgrass researcher Casey Reynolds explains the connection between paint color, photosynthesis and the health of your team’s end zone.