Species and Cultivars

Information on selecting the best species and cultivars of turfgrass, including turfgrass establishment and the structures, growth and development of cool-season grasses. Tips on lawn establishment, management, renovation and mowing turfgrasses.

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Evaluation of New Bentgrasses for Golf Course Fairways and Tees - Articles Articles
Choosing the right cultivar or blend of cultivars for your particular situation is important for long-term performance of your fairways and tees. More
Photo: P. Landschoot, Penn State
Evaluation of Some New Bentgrasses for Putting Greens - Articles Articles
Choosing the right bentgrass cultivar is critical for long-term performance of your putting surfaces. More
Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania
Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Turfgrass Species for Pennsylvania

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

Turfgrasses are fine-textured grass species that form a uniform, persistent population of plants and that tolerate traffic and low mowing heights (usually two inches or below). More
The Cool-season Turfgrasses: Identification
The Cool-season Turfgrasses: Identification - Articles Articles
To develop successful lawn management programs and avoid problems, you must be able to identify turfgrass species. More
The Cool-Season Turfgrasses: Basic Structures, Growth and Development
The Cool-Season Turfgrasses: Basic Structures, Growth and Development - Articles Articles
This article covers the basic structures of grass plants, how they grow and develop, and how to identify the different species of cool-season turfgrasses. More
Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures
Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures - Articles Articles

Turfgrass Seed and Seed Mixtures

Peter Landschoot, Ph.D.

One of the most important steps in turfgrass establishment is the selection of high quality seed or a seed mixture that is adapted to the site conditions and intended use of the turf. More