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

Update on Proposed Turfgrass Fertilizer Legislation
October 15, 2017
Pennsylvania government officials and industry representatives have been debating a comprehensive turfgrass fertilizer bill for almost seven years. Although the bill has gone through several revisions, no legislative action has taken place to date. Faced with renewed urgency to comply with the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load program, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture has assembled a new document that may soon become a fertilizer bill (currently referred to as the “Fertilizer Act”). This proposed bill is in the final stages of development and has been released to the public. It has a number of provisions that were in the previous bill, but also differs in several categories. Below is a summary of the newly proposed Pennsylvania fertilizer bill as it pertains to turfgrass.
Turf Innovation and Discovery Expo Field Day at Valentine East
September 10, 2017
Mark your calendars! Turf Innovation and Discovery Expo Field Day at Valentine East will be held on Thursday, September 21st.
Congratulations to Penn State’s GCSAA Scholarship Recipients
September 10, 2017
Congratulations to this year's recipients of GCSAA scholarships! This year, four current Penn State students received scholarships