Master of Science Student Recognized in Poster Competition

Congratulations to second year Master of Science student Devon Carroll! Devon, who is a student in the Turfgrass Management Laboratory, placed second in her division of the graduate student competition for her poster titled “Effects of Cultivation Method, Seeding Rate, an N Rate on Establishment of Agrostis stolonifera in a Putting Green.”

Penn State Turf Program Mourns Loss of Charles “Chuck” Cadiz

Charles "Chuck" H. Cadiz, 92, of Ephrata, PA and formerly of Harrisburg, PA and Phoenixville, PA, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Ephrata Manor. Chuck was a good friend and tireless supporter of the Penn State Turf Program.

Christine King to Receive Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council’s Distinguished Service Award at Penn State Golf Turf Conference

Ms. Christine King will receive the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council’s (PTC) Distinguished Service Award on November 14, 2018 at the Penn State Golf Turf Conference in University Park. This award is the PTC’s highest honor and is presented to one individual each year who has exhibited outstanding service to Pennsylvania’s turfgrass industry.

PGMS Recognizes Penn State for Grounds Management Excellence

Penn State was recently recognized by The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) for Grounds Management Excellence with an Honor Award in the PGMS's Green Star Awards competition.

Penn State Turf Victorious at 27th Cutter Cup

After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural Turf Club Tailgate, Penn State Turfgrass took the show on the road to Butler Country Club. The team pulled out another big victory (4-1) against Michigan State in the 27th Cutter Cup.

The Importance of Building Relationships in the Turfgrass Industry

Several years ago, Frank Dobie, General Manager & Senior Agronomist of The Sharon Golf Club gave to a group of soils consultants some years ago. The following is the text of the talk, which focuses on the importance of building relationships in our industry:

Welcome the Class of 2020!

We're excited to welcome the 2-year program Class of 2020 to Penn State!

Pure Eclipse: A New Creeping Bentgrass from Penn State and Pure Seed Testing

Penn State has a long and storied history of creeping bentgrass varietal development for the golf course industry. Pure Eclipse is the latest varietal development from the Penn State creeping bentgrass germplasm resource.

PTC Names Graduate Fellowships for Three PSU Turfgrass Icons

To honor their contributions to the turfgrass and sports surface industries, the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council recently established three graduate fellowships in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Plant Science.

Turfgrass Diseases Flourish as Rain and High Humidity Persist Throughout Pennsylvania

Plant pathologists often remind us that, in nature, diseases are the exception rather than the rule, and periods of intense disease activity are generally short-lived. However, as rainfall continues to saturate Pennsylvania golf courses, lawns, and sports fields into early September, diseases seem to be the rule rather than the exception in some areas.

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