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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

PTC Names Graduate Fellowships for Three PSU Turfgrass Icons
September 9, 2018
To honor their contributions to the turfgrass and sports surface industries, the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council recently established three graduate fellowships in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Plant Science.
Turfgrass Diseases Flourish as Rain and High Humidity Persist Throughout Pennsylvania
September 9, 2018
Plant pathologists often remind us that, in nature, diseases are the exception rather than the rule, and periods of intense disease activity are generally short-lived. However, as rainfall continues to saturate Pennsylvania golf courses, lawns, and sports fields into early September, diseases seem to be the rule rather than the exception in some areas.
2018 Penn State Turf and Ornamentals Field Day in Review
August 26, 2018
Despite the threat of severe thunderstorms and high winds, over 200 professional landscapers, grounds managers, golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, and others interested in management of turf and landscape plantings traveled to the University Park campus on Aug. 8 to see the latest in management trends and research from Penn State&#8217;s College of Agricultural <a class="read-more-link" href="http://psuturf.com/2018/08/2018-penn-state-turf-and-ornamentals-field-day-in-review/"><br />...read more</a>