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Teaching Turfgrass Management
Undergraduate students performing an irrigation audit at the Lewis-Brown farm, Corvallis, OR
Experience the Turf Industry Up Close at Oregon State
Many classes in the turf management curriculum include field trips to golf courses, parks, and athletic fields. We draw from the top practitioners in the Pacific Northwest to bring you guest speakers who share their experience and knowledge from real world settings. In recent years, speakers have come from the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Bandon Dunes Golf Course, Pronghorn, and Tualatin Country Club, among many others.
We Emphasize Active Learning
Our courses tackle contemporary, real-world issues and include hands-on labs, diagnostics, and practical construction experience.
Explore Your Interests
In the turf management program, you will have the opportunity to intern at virtually any place in the world. We have had students at St. Andrews, Augusta, Pebble Beach, throughout the Southwest, on the East Coast, and at most of the top clubs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Others have worked all over the United States at minor league and major league ballparks and a variety of college and professional football facilities.
Our Faculty Members are World Class Experts
Poa annua management strategies, new turf cultivars, alternative plant materials for low-input lawns, establishment procedures, techniques to reduce water and pesticide use, the latest turf equipment, and disease resistant species are just some of the topics our faculty specialize in.
Our Students are Urban and Rural, National, and International
Turf students come from all over Oregon, the United States and many other parts of the world. Some students began their studies at community colleges, while others return to school for a new career.