Faculty Working in this Area

Turfgrass Science researchers working in the Department of Plant Science at Penn State.
  • Senior Instructor in Turfgrass Weed Management


  • Professor of Plant and Soil Sciences,
  • (Division of Science, Penn State Berks Campus).
  • Courtesy Professor of Turfgrass Science,
  • (Dept. Plant Science, Penn State University Park).


  • Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics


  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Associate Head of the Department of Plant Science
  • Director of the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program


Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Science
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Agronomy
  • Golf Course Management
  • Turfgrass pathology
  • plant pathology
  • Weed management
  • Professor of Turfgrass Science
  • Director of Graduate Studies in Agronomy


Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass disease and weed management
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Soil fertility and fertilizers
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Composts as soil amendments
  • Evaluation of turfgrass species and cultivars
  • Management and selection of grasses for non-mowed/naturalized areas
  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science


Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Insect Ecology
  • Program Coordinator, Turfgrass Science Major
  • Professor of Soil Science
  • Director, Center for Sports Surface Research


Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Soil Physical Properties
  • Playing surface characterization and safety
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Drainage
  • Athletic Field and Golf Course Construction and Maintenance
  • Associate Professor of Turfgrass Nutrition/Soil Fertility


Areas of Expertise

  • Turfgrass Nutrition
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Nutrient Management
  • Fertilizer / Amendment Evaluation
  • Water Quality
  • Data Analysis
  • Professor Emeritus of Turfgrass Management