Turf Management

Preparing students…

Dr. Johnston with student at turf plotwho wish to specialize in golf course supervision, grounds maintenance, sod production, and similar recreation positions involving turfgrass management techniques and personnel relations.

Students gain hands-on experience at the WSU Turf Research farm and the new 18-hole, championship golf course near campus. Internships place students at quality golf courses and sports fields across the country, giving them invaluable work experience prior to graduating.

Students will be pleased to know that turfgrass management has now been formalized as a major in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Degrees offered:

  • B.S. in Integrated Plant Sciences, with a major in Turfgrass Management (or minor in Crop Science)
  • M.S. degree in Crop Science
  • Ph.D. degree in Crop Science

Turf Senior Selected for USGA Green Section Internship

Marcus Harness, a recent WSU turfgrass management alum, was one of 15 students selected from a nationwide pool to participate in the 12th annual United States Golf Association (USGA) Green Section Internship Program.

Rebuilding New Orleans

Turf Students Work on Floors, Too

Three people looking over papers.

WSU turf management program recent alums Jerry Langreder (center) and Nick Magnuson (right) traded golf clubs for hammers while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in hurricane-devastated New Orleans in 2009. For one day, Langreder and Magnuson helped build a subfloor on one home’s concrete blocks.