The Turfgrass program at Michigan State University is rich in history, tradition, and accolades.
For over 7 decades, our program has fostered students on campus in East Lansing, providing a world class education and opportunities.
Our research programs encompass: golf courses, athletic fields and home lawns, in all aspects including, construction, establishment and management.
Will my turf recover from recent flooding?
Published on April 10, 2023
Recent rainfall events caused flooding on golf courses, lawns and other turf areas. Depending on how long the turf was submerged and whether soil deposition occurred will determine whether turf survives.
Suspect herbicide resistance? Submit weed seeds for screening
Published on October 19, 2022
Collect weed seeds September-October to submit for herbicide resistance screening.
Attend MSU’s Turf School short course in December
Published on September 22, 2022
The MSU Turf School, Dec. 12-15, 2022, is four-day short course designed to teach the basics of turfgrass science as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass.
Suspected annual bluegrass weevil on golf course in Michigan
Published on June 13, 2022
Suspected annual bluegrass weevil has been initially identified on a golf course in southeast Michigan. This is a significant pest for golf course turf, especially annual bluegrass, and if confirmed will be the first occurrence in Michigan.
MSU AgBioResearch, Extension to host in-person 2022 field days
Published on May 27, 2022
From June to September, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension researchers and outreach specialists will be presenting at field days across the state, covering topics from hops and wheat to dairy and regenerative agriculture.