Oakwood Sod Farm installed dormant sprigs of Latitude 36 bermudagrass at a Pop Warner football field on December 19, 2013. This is a new concept that contractors in the mid-atlantic region have used with some success. We are testing various install dates to see what produces the best results. Dormant sprigging has a number of benefits. Working in the off season allows work to be done without interfering with sport schedules or regular play on a golf course. Sprigs planted in the winter begin their first growth in the early spring, and should not need irrigation. This will allow bermudagrass planting on non irrigated sites.