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.

Penn State Students Take First and Second Place in 2020 STMA Student Challenge

On January 15, four teams of Penn State turfgrass students competed in the 2020 Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Student Challenge at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Thirty-one teams, representing 2-year and 4-year turf programs in colleges and universities from across the country, participated in the annual event

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