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2017 Western Pennsylvania Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show

The 2017 Western Pennsylvania Turf Conference and Trade Show will be held on February 28 – March 2, 2017. The conference has been relocated to DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL Pittsburgh – Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046, 844-285-8961.

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2017 Northeastern PA Turf Conference and Trade Show

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Turf Conference and Trade Show has been the premier turfgrass industry event in the Pocono region for decades. Penn State’s Turfgrass Program, The Cooperative Extension and the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council are continuing this tradition and the 2017 show will be held on Thursday, January 19th at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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2017 Eastern PA Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show

The 2017 Eastern PA Turfgrass Conference & Trade Show will be held on January 4-5, 2017 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort King of Prussia, PA.

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Students Volunteer at the 2015 Tour Championship

Seniors in the Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program had the opportunity of a lifetime when they were invited to volunteer at the 2015 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. What has become a annual tradition for the 2-year program, the “Senior Field Trip” is meant to take the students into the
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Curtis Tyrrell: Penn State Distinguished Alum

Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG, from Medinah Country Club shares his career story and talks about what it means to be a Penn State Alum. Curtis graduated from the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program (2-year program) in 1996 and recently hosted the Ryder Cup.

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Participate in dollar spot research at Penn State

Dollar spot is probably the most important or chronic disease of turfgrass on golf courses. As a turfgrass manager you understand how detrimental dollar spot can be both to the turf and to your budget. Dr. Kaminski’s lab at Penn State is currently conducting research experiments focusing on pertinent issues relating to the turfgrass disease dollar spot
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Jeff Markow, CGCS talks about mentoring

Jeff Markow, CGCS talks about how mentoring has impacted his life and how he is passing that on to the future generation of the industry. He acknowledges that he wouldn’t be where he is without his mentors and how he hopes to be able to extend a helping hand to those ready to learn. Read
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Penn State Students Learn About Turf Management in Ireland and Scotland

Thirteen undergraduate students in the Turfgrass Science major traveled to Ireland and Scotland with faculty and staff from May 9th- May 17th as part of TURF 499, an embedded international study course. The course involved weekly lectures during the 2016 spring semester on the history, design, and management of golf courses and athletic fields in
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