Governor Wolf Signs Turfgrass Fertilizer Bill into Law

Following 12 years of debate and failed attempts to pass state-wide legislation, Pennsylvania now has a law governing turfgrass fertilizer application dates, practices, rates, and type of fertilizer used.  On July 11, Governor Wolf signed SB 251, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Gene Yaw (R) and Senator Carolyn Comitta (D), into law. Currently known more

PSU Internship Visits

Last week I had the opportunity to visit three students during their internships in California and Arizona. The clubs included Bel-Air Country Club, The Links at Spanish Bay, and Pine Canyon Club. The visits revealed some positive aspects related to the current status of the industry. Here are some highlights of this first round of more

Turf Students Receive PTC Scholarships

Cameron Foreman and Gavin Kopczynskie are the spring 2022 recipients of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) scholarships.

Join us for the PSU Turf Alumni Meeting

Dear Fellow Alumni, It is our privilege to invite you to the 2021 PSU Turfgrass Alumni meeting being organized on February 10th at 3pm eastern.  We will be hosting the meeting virtually through Zoom. Here is the link you will need to click on to join the meeting. If you haven’t participated before it is a more

Penn State Turfgrass Happy Hour

In the second episode of the Penn State Turfgrass Happy Hour, faculty will chat with a few alumni and others that are head groundkeepers at some of the most prominent NFL athletic fields in the country. Join us live to learn about how they manage their fields. Guests include: Chris Ecton (Pittsburgh Steelers)Tony Leonard (Philadelphia more

Penn State Turf and Ornamentals Field Day Cancelled

For the first time in over 50 years, Penn State’s Turfgrass Field Day will be cancelled. The biennial event was originally scheduled for Aug 5th 2020.

Turf Students Receive PTC Scholarships

The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council is pleased to announce that Devin Schnupp, Paige Alcorn, and Evan Vanyo have been named the 2020 recipients of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) scholarship.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Class of 2020! We can’t wait to see what you do next!

Hairy Bittercress: Making an early appearance in Pennsylvania lawn

Weeds are popping up early this year and one winter annual broadleaf weed, hairy bittercress, is already flowering in lawns, grounds, and parks.  This diminutive plant is becoming more common in many areas of Pennsylvania and can be a headache for grounds managers and lawn care specialist because of its early flowering and highly efficient more

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program’s Class of 2020, who graduated on March 7.

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