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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science


Turfgrass Science

Turfgrass Science

The Turfgrass Science Extension Team is a multidisciplinary effort with members from the Departments of:

  • Horticulture and Crop Science (Dr. John Street and Pamela Sherratt)
  • Plant Pathology (Joe Rimelspach)
  • Entomology (Dr. Dave Shetlar)

The Turfgrass Extension & Outreach Team has implemented innovative ways of providing the turfgrass industry in Ohio with support through regional workshops, short courses, an annual field day, newsletters, web-based education, and social networking. 

The team works closely with the three state associations: The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, The Ohio Lawncare Association, and The Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association to offer turf managers education and outreach assistance.  The biggest collaboration is the annual OTF Conference & Show in early December.

The Turfgrass Extension Team also collaborates with the Extension Nursery Landscape Turf Team (ENLTT) with weekly topical web postings on the Buckeye Yard and Garden onLine website.  There are several online courses available to industry professionals that want to further their education but cannot come to campus.  Online courses in golf course and sports field management are available.  See the Buckeye Turf website for details.

Follow the Turfgrass Science Team via their Website, or on facebook or twitter for up-to-date information.