Clemson University’s turfgrass master Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades. McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professor in the plant and environmental sciences department, will receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association during a special ceremony in Myrtle Beach in November.
Bentgrasses and bermudagrasses have been used successfully on putting greens for years, but some Clemson University researchers are looking at other turfgrass varieties golf course managers and superintendents can use to ensure a high level of playability.
Clemson University conferred more than 1,700 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Friday. U.S. Sen. and New York Times best-selling author Tim Scott gave a speech at both ceremonies and offered three pieces of advice for a full and significant life: “If I was sitting in your chairs, what advice would I want?” said Scott (R-S.C.). “First, failure is not final if you don’t refuse to quit. The second, stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. And number three, hold on tightly to the dreams that inspire you.”
Back by popular demand, Clemson University is having a Poa Control Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 17 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms. Bert McCarty, a Clemson professor of turfgrass science and management, said the last Poa Control Field Day was held in 2013. Poa is short for Poa annua, a cool-season annual grass also known as bluegrass.
A Clemson University turfgrass pathologist is this year’s recipient of the Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award, the top academic award for a turfgrass faculty member.
Golf course superintendents in the Carolinas now have more guidance to help ensure their courses are primed for par thanks to a scientific-based manual produced by Clemson and North Carolina State university researchers.
Hurricane Matthew's Oct. 8 assault on South Carolina will continue to have negative effects on turfgrass and trees that could linger for months.
A Clemson University turfgrass pathologist is this year’s recipient for the Godley-Snell Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research.
If dad didn’t seem all that thrilled with the Father’s Day gift you presented to him last week, here’s your shot at redemption. You can get him a round of golf at his favorite course and support Clemson and N.C. State turfgrass research through Rounds 4 Research, a unique fundraising effort that allows golfers to bid on rounds of golf for two or four or “stay and play” packages and other items at www.rounds4research.com.