Turfgrass Management | Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



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Turfgrass Management

A specialization in Turfgrass Management emphasizes masterful technical turf management skills necessary for professional turf management. The course of study also looks at current environmental, social, political and business issues as well as strategies followed within the turf industry.

What will I study?

Our exceptional courses include practical and professional turf management; species and cultivar selection, identification, and establishment; turfgrass culture and physiology; basic nutrient management programs, irrigation practices and compaction control; pest identification and control; and lawn equipment maintenance.

Besides classroom instruction, students are encouraged to broaden learning experiences through internship opportunities available through our partnerships within the turf industry, as well as various companies and government agencies.

Typical degree program

Here's an example of a typical four-year undergraduate degree program in Horticulture specializing in Turfgrass Management.

Career Opportunities: Where will I work?

Contact Information

Feel free to contact the Coordinating Counselor for Turfgrass Management:

Also feel free to contact the Coordinator of Student Recruitment for the College of Agricultural Sciences: