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July 27, 2009

Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and FieldTurf, which bills itself as the world-leader in sports surfacing, have partnered to develop the world's first facility dedicated to sports surface research, with a five-year commitment that will center around research on synthetic turf, running tracks and indoor sports surfaces. This research collaboration is expected to further accelerate safety within the synthetic sports surfacing industry.

July 17, 2009

Researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences — funded by a grant of approximately $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — will study the interaction between weed, insect and soil-management methods for organic production of small grains, corn and soybeans.

July 17, 2009

Several awards recognizing the achievements of faculty, extension educators, staff and students in the environmental and natural resources sciences in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences were recently announced by the Environment and Natural Resource Institute.

March 24, 2009

When Sara Camuso turned 16, her father told her to get a job, or she would have to go to work with him. “When I couldn't find a job, I ended up working with my dad, who is a golf course superintendent,” recalls the 2008 Penn State turfgrass science graduate from Waynesboro, Pa. “By the end of the summer I really fell in love with what we were doing out there on the golf course.”

February 13, 2009

Growing your own organic produce is great way to save money and improve your diet, but for many students, apartment dwellers and others, having a garden is not a viable option. Now, Penn State students have developed an organic community garden that will offer local residents and the University community a chance to harvest their own home-grown bounty.