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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Penn State Students Win Trans-Mississippi Turf Scholarships
December 17, 2014Penn State senior Sean Kelly was selected as the 2014 Vickers Scholarship winner, highlighting the class of eight collegians who comprised this year’s Trans-Mississippi Golf Association Turf Scholarship Winners. Kelly received the highest honor – a $7,500 scholarship – as he completes his Associate’s Degree in Golf Course Turfgrass Management. He also receives an engraved medal and other gifts from the Trans-Miss Golf Association (TMGA).
Dr. McNitt Wins PTC Distinguished Service Award
December 3, 2014Dr. Andrew McNitt received the PA Turfgrass Council’s Dr. George Hamilton Distinguished Service Award at the 2014 Penn State Golf Turf Conference. Dr. McNitt has been with Penn State serving the turfgrass industry for over 30 years. After receiving his B.S. degree in Horticulture in 1983, he took a position as a county extension agent in Southeastern PA and worked extensively with golf course and athletic field managers for six years.
From Williamsport to K.C.: World Series are nothing new for turfgrass student
October 24, 2014When TV coverage of the World Series begins tonight (Oct. 21), the first thing most viewers will notice is the immense crown cut into the centerfield grass of the Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium. What they won't see is that there was a little bit of Penn State skill used in crafting that image, thanks to a member of the Royals grounds crew.