Avid Receives PA Section 24(c) Special Local Need Label

Nematode control has been a serious concern for turfgrass managers since the removal of Nemacur from the market. With no controls available for nematodes, damage has

Stanley J. Zontek Turfgrass Endowment Announced

On Aug. 28, the USGA, the golf turfgrass industry and the Penn State Turfgrass Program lost a dear friend and colleague, Stanley Zontek. To honor his contributions to the golf turf industry and his love for Penn State, Pennsylvania Turfgrass Research Inc. (PTRI) and Penn State named a new endowment the Stanley J. Zontek Turfgrass Endowment.

2012 Penn State Turfgrass Field Days

PSU Field Days is our chance to show you the results of research we hope will assist you with your turfgrass management decisions. Also, join us for a cookout at Lubrano Park (State College Spikes Stadium) on the evening of August 9th.

Dr. Fidanza Promoted to Full Professor

Dr. Mike Fidanza was recently promoted to the rank of Professor, and is located at the Penn State Berks Campus, in Reading, PA. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Penn State

Dr. Fidanza Awarded USGA Grant for Fairy Ring Management

Michael Fidanza, associate professor of horticulture at Penn State Berks, was awarded a grant from the United States Golf Association for a project titled "Evaluation of an Inorganic Soil Amendment to Reduce and Manage Fairy Ring Symptoms in Turfgrass."

Pennsylvania Turfgrass Research Inc Endows $300,000

Penn State turfgrass research and education will get a boost as the result of a recent gift to the College of Agricultural Sciences. Pennsylvania Turfgrass Research Inc. gave the college $300,000 to establish an endowment — the Pennsylvania Turf Research Innovation Fund — that will provide financial support for studies to address important issues facing
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Turfgrass Science Division Responds to GCSAA Research Cuts

Scientists, educators and extension specialists within the Turfgrass Science (C5) division of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) have a long-standing and mutually beneficial partnership with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Members of C5 are keenly aware of the financial pressures faced by many in today’s economy which is challenging the viability

Penn State Alum Awarded $3.8 Million Grant

Dr. Chandra earned her Ph.D. degree in Agronomy from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007 working under the direction of Dr. David Huff on a fascinating interaction between smut which causes male buffalograss to develop female sex organs. This kind of sex change is known as

Graduate Student Profile: Kyung Han

Mr. Kyung Han recently began the Master of Agronomy program at Pennsylvania State University under the direction of Dr. John Kaminski. Kyung is from

Studying Grass to Save Gas

Longwood Gardens and Penn State’s Turfgrass Program recently teamed-up to study several grasses and grass mixtures for use in reduced mowing situations. The project was initiated by Mr. Shawn Kister, Grounds Division Leader at Longwood Gardens (Penn State Turfgrass Science/Agronomy, class of 1995), as a means of reducing mowing and gasoline costs, yet still

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