Dianne Petrunak

  • Academic Adviser
Dianne Petrunak
242 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-0139


  1. * B.S., Plant Science, Penn State
  2. * M.S., Plant Pathology, Penn State

Responsibilities and Interests

Responsible for Dr. Andrew McNitt’s athletic field and turfgrass soils research. Areas of research include evaluation of infilled athletic field systems and the evaluation of spent mushroom compost as an amendment for athletic fields.

Selected Publications

  1. McNitt, A.S., P.J. Landschoot, and D. Petrunak. 2004. Evaluation of the playing surface quality of an infilled synthetic turf system, Proceedings 1st International Conference Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields. Athens, Greece. June 2–7. Acta Horticulturae ISHS No. 661. pp. 559–565.