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Turf team placing samples along highway

May 31, 2021

Turfgrass Research Aims to Improve NC Roadsides

NC State researchers are comparing the establishment methods and economic viability of roadside zoysiagrass for NCDOT to reduce management costs. 

Two people work on turfgrass

Apr 28, 2020

University Scientists Grow Water Savings with Drought-Tolerant Turfgrass

A network of turfgrass researchers from six major universities, led by NC State, is reducing our lawn's irrigation needs with drought-tolerant turfgrasses that are attractive and healthy with minimal water. 

A man working on a golf course

Feb 20, 2020

9 Reasons To Choose A College Major in Turfgrass

Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant responses, or growing high-value crops? A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you. 

Aug 5, 2019

Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day

August 14, 2019, 8:30am-1pm.  Onsite registration starts at 7:30am. Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Lab Register online by 8/7/19 to save $15 

Jul 5, 2017

2017 Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day

The annual Turfgrass Field Day at the Lake Wheeler Lab offers the industry and general public a chance to view the NC State turfgrass program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly… 

May 15, 2017

Sandhills Turfgrass Field Day and Conference

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University sponsors field days on agricultural commodities ranging from apples and cotton to tomatoes, turf and sweet potatoes. An… 

Dec 4, 2015

Grady Miller honored

Dr. Grady Miller, professor and extension turf specialist with NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is being honored by Turfgrass Producers International with the association’s prestigious Turfgrass Educator Award of Excellence. 

Nov 30, 2015

Turfgrass short course set

NC State University will hold its annual one-week Turfgrass Short Course -- appropriate for anyone interested in turf, including homeowners, career changers and professionals needing a refresher – Feb. 15-19, 2016, in Cary. 

Feb 12, 2014

Bruneau Golf Tournament sponsor gives back to turfgrass program

When Ken Heltemes moved to Raleigh from Ohio in 1987 to start a new Barefoot Grass Lawn Service franchise, he didn’t know much about turfgrass. That changed when he crossed paths with Dr. Art Bruneau, namesake for an annual golf tournament that raises funds for CALS' turfgrass program. 

Aug 30, 2013

Bruneau golf tournament funds scholarships

Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for N.C. State scholarships Monday, Sept. 24 during the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser.