Wet Weather and Diseases Create Problems on Pennsylvania Golf Courses

Abnormal temperatures and frequent rains during the spring of 2018 have led to mowing injury and disease problems on Pennsylvania golf courses. The worst of the problems began to occur in central and western PA during late May, when daytime temperatures climbed into the 80’s and night temperatures were in in the mid to high 60’s.

A Tribute to Noel Jackson, Turfgrass Pathologist (Dec. 25, 1931 – May 29, 2018)

Noel Jackson, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at University of Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home at age 86 with his loving family on Tuesday May 29th. Dr. Jackson was a natural teacher, with tremendous passion and curiosity for learning. He inspired a generation of students to pursue careers in the turf industry and academia.

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.

PTC Scholarship Winners Announced

The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council announces the winners of the 2018 PTC Student Scholarships. This year’s recipients are Nathaniel Leiby, Aleksander Schuler and Shawn Moore.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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