Turf Innovation and Discovery Expo Field Day at Valentine East

Mark your calendars! Turf Innovation and Discovery Expo Field Day at Valentine East will be held on Thursday, September 21st.

Congratulations to Penn State’s GCSAA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year's recipients of GCSAA scholarships! This year, four current Penn State students received scholarships

2-Year Program Alum wins MacCurrach Award

Golf Course Turfgrass Management 2-Year Program alum Jordan Carbone of Erin, Ontario, Canada, recently received the MacCurrach Award in the GCSAA Scholars Competition.

A Long Way from Home

We received this video of Nathan Wattier who will be entering the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program (2-year resident program) this fall. In the video, Nathan talks about his career so far and why he chose to come to Penn State.

Postemergence Control of Crabgrass and Other Annual Grasses in Turf

During summer annual grasses can be unsightly weed problems in many cool-season turfgrass stands. The most common summer annual grasses in the mid-Atlantic region include crabgrasses (Digitaria spp.), goosegrass (Eleusine indica), foxtails (Setaria spp.), and barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crusgalli).

Eastern PA Turf Conference Revitalized

The 2018 edition of the Eastern PA Turf Conference will introduce some major changes to the annual educational opportunity. The conference location has moved to the Shady Maple Conference Center in East Earl, PA and the conference has been compacted into one jam-packed day - Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The rejuvenated conference will feature three concurrent educational tracks: Golf; Lawn, Landscape and Sports Turf; From the Ground Up - presentations devoted to topics appealing to all who work in the green industry. The Trade Show returns and sponsorship opportunities are available. Lunch at the famous Shady Maple Smorgasbord is included with registration.

Brad Jakubowski hired as new Instructor of Plant Science

Penn State announced that Brad Jakubowski has been named new Instructor of Plant Science within the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Turfgrass Science Major. Jakubowski, currently a Penn State PhD graduate assistant studying performance testing of athletic fields, will start his new appointment on August 1st.

Water Woes in the Susquehanna River Basin

On June 12, a public hearing concerning the Susquehanna Basin River Commission (SBRC) was hosted by the House State Government Committee at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. The hearing was attended by 17 state representatives, several golf course superintendents and industry reps, as well as municipal water suppliers.

 
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