Dianne Petrunak receives 2018 Excellence in Academic Advising Award

Dianne Petrunak, academic adviser for theDepartment of Plant Science, has received the Excellence in Academic Advising Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences for 2018.

Penn State Students Learn About Turf Management Practices in Italy

Ten undergraduate students, faculty, and staff from Penn State’s turfgrass program traveled to Italy during the second week of May as part of TURF 499 “Turfgrass Management Practices in Italy,” an international study course. The 3-credit course involved weekly lectures during the 2018 spring semester on golf course management practices and attitudes towards golf in Europe. The course culminated in an 8-day trip to visit several golf courses in different regions of Italy. Italy was of particular interest because we wanted students to observe how golf course managers and owners are adapting to a recent ban on synthetic pesticides for golf course turf.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

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.

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

Another Successful Year for the PSU Turf Club

Last week, the Penn State Turf Club hosted their last meeting of the year at the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center.

Penn State Team Takes First Place at GCSAA Turf Bowl

Penn State’s Turf Bowl Team #10 took first place in GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf.

PSU Turf alum ready for Super Sunday with Atlanta Falcons

Collin Meyers, a 2010 graduate of the turfgrass science program in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, will accompany the Atlanta Falcons as they take the field at the Super Bowl in Houston on Sunday. Meyers, a State College native, has been a grounds assistant for the Falcons for the past three seasons. He and his counterparts maintain
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