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.
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Merion Lives Up to the Challenge
June 17, 2013Merion lived up to U.S. Open standards. To say that the East Course challenged the best in the world and held its own would be an understatement. After rumblings that the course would be too easy for these pros, Merion bit into every single golfer in the field. Not one player finished under par, one of the signatures of a U.S. Open. Players had under-par rounds, sure, but none could string any
Penn State Professor Volunteers at the U.S. Open in Merion
June 16, 2013Penn State Berk's Campus Professor of Turfgrass Science Mike Fidanza is volunteering at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club this week. He and his son, Jack, got some air time from the StemZone this Father's Day.
At U.S. Open, The Grass Man Has the Power
June 14, 2013Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and the rest of the world's best golfers aren't the only ones sweating the start of the U.S. Open, which begins at the Merion Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia Thursday morning. For one man at Merion, the tournament is a career culmination, a chance to finally display his craft in a major championship. "It's like you've waited your whole life to play Bobby Fischer in