Center for Turfgrass Science

The Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science has been at the forefront of cutting edge turfgrass research for decades.

From the development of bentgrass varieties to the management of turfgrass pests, faculty continue to provide valuable management information for turfgrass managers worldwide.

Penn State Turfgrass Blog

In Memoriam: Barry Grote
February 25, 2018
The Penn State Turfgrass Program and The Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council (PTC) received sad news last week that one of our strongest supporters and good friend, Barry Grote, passed away following a long battle with cancer.
2018 Collegiate Turf Bowl on the Golf Channel
February 12, 2018
Although Penn State didn’t take home the cup this year, we did manage to get two teams into the Top 10 of this year’s Collegiate Turf Bowl. Additionally, the students, along with Dr. McGraw, were featured on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. Check out the interview below.
Penn State Turf Students Compete at the STMA
February 5, 2018
This year's national Sports Turf Manager's Association annual conference was recently held in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to professors, Turfgrass staff, and Beaver Stadium grounds personnel, Penn State sent 12 students; 8 from the 4-year turf program and 4 two-year turf students. These students traveled to the event to either compete in the SAFE Foundation's Student Challenge or receive a SAFE Foundation Scholarship or both.