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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

Hairy Bittercress: Making an early appearance in Pennsylvania lawn
March 16, 2020
Weeds are popping up early this year and one winter annual broadleaf weed, hairy bittercress, is already flowering in lawns, grounds, and parks.  This diminutive plant is becoming more common in many areas of Pennsylvania and can be a headache for grounds managers and lawn care specialist because of its early flowering and highly efficient <a class="read-more-link" href="http://psuturf.com/2020/03/hairy-bittercress-making-an-early-appearance-in-pennsylvania-lawn/"><br />...read more</a>
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
March 15, 2020
Congratulations to the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program’s Class of 2020, who graduated on March 7.
Penn State Students Take First and Second Place in 2020 STMA Student Challenge
February 9, 2020
On January 15, four teams of Penn State turfgrass students competed in the 2020 Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Student Challenge at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Thirty-one teams, representing 2-year and 4-year turf programs in colleges and universities from across the country, participated in the annual event