Turfgrass Field Days 2018

This year's Turfgrass Field Days will be held August 8th 2018 at the Joseph Valentine Research Center, located in University Park, PA.

In Memoriam: Barry Grote

The Penn State Turfgrass Program and The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) received sad news last week that one of our strongest supporters and good friend, Barry Grote, passed away following a long battle with cancer.

2018 Collegiate Turf Bowl on the Golf Channel

Although Penn State didn’t take home the cup this year, we did manage to get two teams into the Top 10 of this year’s Collegiate Turf Bowl. Additionally, the students, along with Dr. McGraw, were featured on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. Check out the interview below.

Penn State Turf Students Compete at the STMA

This year's national Sports Turf Manager's Association annual conference was recently held in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to professors, Turfgrass staff, and Beaver Stadium grounds personnel, Penn State sent 12 students; 8 from the 4-year turf program and 4 two-year turf students. These students traveled to the event to either compete in the SAFE Foundation's Student Challenge or receive a SAFE Foundation Scholarship or both.

Join the Alumni Association at the GIS

Please join us on Wendesday, February 7th at 2pm for a casual alumni meeting. Room assignment near the trade show floor will be announced in the near future.

Devon Carroll Receives Western Seed Association’s President’s Scholarship

Master of Science student Devon Carroll was awarded the Western Seed Association President’s Scholarship. The Western Seed Association was founded in 1899 as an organization devoted to addressing industry issues and facilitating seed business. The organization distributes 12 scholarships each year to students pursuing education in seed related studies. One of the scholarship recipients is
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You are invited to the 2018 Eastern Conference

You are invited to attend the 2018 Eastern Pennsylvania Turfgrass Conference. We hope you can join us!

Update on Proposed Turfgrass Fertilizer Legislation

Pennsylvania government officials and industry representatives have been debating a comprehensive turfgrass fertilizer bill for almost seven years. Although the bill has gone through several revisions, no legislative action has taken place to date. Faced with renewed urgency to comply with the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load program, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture has assembled a new document that may soon become a fertilizer bill (currently referred to as the “Fertilizer Act”). This proposed bill is in the final stages of development and has been released to the public. It has a number of provisions that were in the previous bill, but also differs in several categories. Below is a summary of the newly proposed Pennsylvania fertilizer bill as it pertains to turfgrass.

 
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