Source: USGA – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Bruce Clarke, of Rutgers University, as the recipient of the 2016 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the game of golf through his or her work with turfgrass. Clarke, of Iselin, N.J., […]
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Honoring his more than 30 years of leadership and research, the United States Golf Association has named Dr. Bruce Clarke, of Rutgers University, as the recipient of the 2016 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the game of golf through his or her work with turfgrass… Clarke, of Iselin, N.J., is an extension specialist of turfgrass pathology in the department of plant biology and pathology at Rutgers, and is the director of the Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science. Clarke has authored or co-authored 75 refereed journal articles and more than 200 industry publications, and he has edited three books, including the second and third editions of the Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases. He is also a frequent contributor at turfgrass conferences throughout the world… “While the efforts of scientists throughout the country advance turfgrass research and help provide golf with exceptional playing conditions, Dr. Clarke goes much further,” said Dr. Kimberly Erusha, managing director of the USGA Green Section.
On Monday, Nov 27, 2017, a tree planting ceremony took place at Horticulture Research Farm 3 on the George H. Cook Campus to honor the life of Glenn Tappen, who passed away on Aug. 26, 2016. A research farm supervisor, Tappen joined Rutgers in 1969 and spent his entire career of 47 years supporting colleagues […]
Several faculty from the Department of Plant Biology are part of a multi-state and multi-institution team to be awarded a $5.4 million USDA grant to increase the use of well-adapted fine fescue cultivars that have the advantage of reduced inputs of water, fertilizer, mowing, and pesticides into sustainable landscapes. Rutgers portion of the grant is […]
Excerpted from International Turfgrass, The Newsletter of the International Turfgrass Society (ITS), September 2017. By Bruce Clarke, Director, Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science and ITS Immediate Past-President The 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference (ITRC) was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ from July 16-21, the first time since 1993 that the […]
The Board of Managers (BOM), an advisory group to the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), is made up of representatives from New Jersey’s county boards of agriculture. The Board also serves as advocate for the experiment station and provides input to NJAES’ directors on matters concerning the state’s agricultural enterprise. In addition to […]
Bruce Clarke, Center for Turfgrass Science
Dr. John L. Gerwig, Director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension 1962 – 1992, gave the following remarks on May 4, 2016 at the first awards presented to Cooperative Extension Faculty from the John and Anne Gerwig Director’s Fund. “I learned long ago that if you make short comments that they can’t be all wrong. First I […]
For four decades, the Green Expo Turf and Landscape Conference has been a fixture in New Jersey. Hosted by the New Jersey Turfgrass Association, in cooperation with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey, the Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science and several other allied organizations, the summit brings together representatives from every segment of the turf industry… Dr. Bruce Clarke heads the Rutgers University Center for Turfgrass Science. He earned an undergraduate degree from the university and has spent nearly four decades there as a professor and researcher. While Rutgers’ turf-education program is recognized as one of the best in the world, Clarke is quick to point out that the conference is the work of many hands… “I’m proud that we get tremendous attendance. It makes us feel that we’re providing something people want. But I’m also proud that this is a conference being out on jointly by the industry and Rutgers, and that makes me extremely happy,” said Clarke.
New Rutgers research shows taller height of cut with the right fertility and topdressing program gives turf a stronger chance to reduce summer stress and fight anthracnose… Dr. Bruce Clarke, Director of the Center for Turfgrass Science at Rutgers University, has been a part of a research group at Rutgers focused on anthracnose. The results from the 14-year long research project reveal how anthracnose can be thwarted through better management practices… “The project we are finishing up on started in 2001 when the disease was running rapidly on golf courses. We started as a research project and in 2005 expanded to a universal research project within 11 universities. Including one in Guelph, Canada. Right now we are focusing on putting together results from previous research about the best program for superintendents…” said Clarke.