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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.

Penn State Turfgrass Blog

Wet Weather and Diseases Create Problems on Pennsylvania Golf Courses
June 17, 2018
Abnormal temperatures and frequent rains during the spring of 2018 have led to mowing injury and disease problems on Pennsylvania golf courses. The worst of the problems began to occur in central and western PA during late May, when daytime temperatures climbed into the 80’s and night temperatures were in in the mid to high 60’s.
Dianne Petrunak receives 2018 Excellence in Academic Advising Award
June 3, 2018
Dianne Petrunak, academic adviser for theDepartment of Plant Science, has received the Excellence in Academic Advising Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences for 2018.
A Tribute to Noel Jackson, Turfgrass Pathologist (Dec. 25, 1931 – May 29, 2018)
June 3, 2018
Noel Jackson, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at University of Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home at age 86 with his loving family on Tuesday May 29th. Dr. Jackson was a natural teacher, with tremendous passion and curiosity for learning. He inspired a generation of students to pursue careers in the turf industry and academia.