You can find lots of info on Turf management from your local universities web sites.
I know for ex. Mississippi State (thatís my university) has excellent web resources and the type of turf that is indigenous to your area is usually well documented.
If you really want to dig a little deeper; go to the graduate page and go to the research being done and you can get at least an abstract of whatís going on.
My turf by far is Bermuda grass and Tifton varieties but of course I live in the hot area of the south. Enjoy your day