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.

Thank You to Turgrass Endowment Donors

Thank you to Mark Kuhns and Jason Woodring for their contributions to the A.J. Turgeon Turgrass Endowment. These funds help support the goals of the turfgrass project at Penn State, primarily in the area of turfgrass research. The Endowment is now at $550,000. Proceeds are generated annually and dispersed as directed by the faculty at
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New Edition of Turfgrass Management Released

rs. Turgeon and Kaminski join to release latest update to the Turfgrass Management text. Building on the previous editions of Turfgrass Management by Dr. Al Turgeon, Edition 1.0 is the latest book for turfgrass managers. With 400 pages and 300+ color images and illustrations.

Bayer Commits $5.6 Billion to Glyphosate Alternatives

Bayer AG will pump about $5.6 billion dollars of its research and development budget into alternatives to its weedkiller glyphosate over the next decade.

Annual Bluegrass Research at Penn State – Survey Sites Needed

The Penn State Turfgrass Program is looking for turfgrass managers to assist with a research project focusing on annual bluegrass throughout Pennsylvania. The primary goal of this project is to address potential herbicide resistance in annual bluegrass in managed turf systems. John Kaminski (Professor of Turfgrass Science) and Kaiyuan Tang (Ph.D. student) are looking for
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Penn State Hosts High School Students Interested in Turf

The Penn State Turf Program recently hosted students from the Brentsville District High School Turfgrass Science Program.

EPA Reaffirms that Herbicide Glyphosate Poses No Risk to Public Health

Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in U.S. agriculture and has been studied for decades. Glyphosate is used on more than 100 food and non-food crops, including ornamentals and turf.

Evan Mascitti Receives C Reese Berdanier Endowed Award

Congratulations to PhD student Evan Mascitti, this year's recipient of the C Reese Berdanier Endowed Award!

Students Volunteer at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Students in the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program recently spent a week at Bay Hill in Orlando where they volunteered at this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.

 
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