Penn State 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.
The Center for Sports Surface Research at Penn State is an intercollege program managed within the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Plant Science. The center is dedicated to the improvement of all sports surfaces. Through cooperative scientific inquiry the center’s members expect to improve performance and safety on all sports surfaces.
Penn State Turfgrass Faculty are involved in a variety of research activities including Pest Management, Soil Science, Turfgrass Management, Turfgrass Nutrition and Fertility, Breeding and Genetics and others. This section breaks down the areas of research and categorizes faculty conducting research within each section.
Data collection and interpretation of ongoing research projects continues throughout the season. These brief annual reports provide preliminary results of current research projects.