Hairy Bittercress: Making an early appearance in Pennsylvania lawn

Weeds are popping up early this year and one winter annual broadleaf weed, hairy bittercress, is already flowering in lawns, grounds, and parks.  This diminutive plant is becoming more common in many areas of Pennsylvania and can be a headache for grounds managers and lawn care specialist because of its early flowering and highly efficient
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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program’s Class of 2020, who graduated on March 7.

Penn State Students Take First and Second Place in 2020 STMA Student Challenge

On January 15, four teams of Penn State turfgrass students competed in the 2020 Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Student Challenge at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Thirty-one teams, representing 2-year and 4-year turf programs in colleges and universities from across the country, participated in the annual event

Update: U.S. EPA Reaffirms that Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it finished a regulatory review that found glyphosate, the most widely used weed killer in the United States, is not a carcinogen.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Congratulations to the graduating class of Fall 2019! A complete list of the turf students who received their degrees in December is avalible below. We can't wait to see what they achieve next!

Save the Date for These Upcoming Events

Save the date for upcoming regional conferences!

Update on Proposed Turfgrass Fertilizer Legislation: SB915

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture has assembled a new fertilizer bill, SB915, currently referred to by its short title “The Fertilizer Act”. This bill is similar to a previous bill (SB792) that passed in the Pennsylvania Senate in 2018 but stalled in the House of Representatives. Below is a summary of the new Pennsylvania fertilizer bill as it pertains to turfgrass.

Join us for the PSU Turf Alumni Group Meeting

As the New Year begins we look forward to meeting again at the GCSAA Meeting in Orlando.

 
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