Turfgrass Science

ATH.golfcourse.0123North Carolina has a diverse turfgrass industry totaling 2,007,100 acres. Turfgrasses are maintained at single-family dwellings, roadsides, parks, commercial properties, churches, golf courses, schools, airports, institutions, and cemeteries. The industry is a major economic force in North Carolina and is one that continues to grow. It is a highly technical field that requires graduates to be knowledgeable about the science and practices involved in cultivating and maintaining the various species of turfgrasses. Students are exposed to disease management, production techniques, and management practices. The NC State Turfgrass Science degree has been voted #1 in the US by TurfNet Magazine.

Courses include:
Introduction to Turfgrass, Turf Cultural Systems, Plant Genetics, Soil Science, Ecology, Soil Fertility, Introduction to Biology, Crop Science, Entomology, Environmental Issues in Turfgrass, Weed Science

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