By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SPOKANE, Wash. – More than 500 new golf courses opened in the United States in 1999, the year agronomist/turf grass consultant Jim Connolly launched Planet Turf in Spokane, Wash.
PULLMAN – Construction crews will begin cutting back asphalt at the site of the Grimes Way Playfield project this week, making way for trees and grass that will create additional green space surrounding the playfield. The new trees will add a buffer all along the west side of the playfield and along […]
PULLMAN — With an eye on the importance of research to its future, the Washington Turfgrass Seed Commission will fund the endowed professor position in turfgrass management at WSU. WSU received a gift of nearly $300,000 from the commission to establish the turfgrass professorship. The gift gives WSU the opportunity to hire someone to […]
Photo: Flagstone pavers and drought-tolerant plants help make this front yard area water wise. (Photo courtesy of Tonie Fitzgerald). There is more to landscaping than pretty plants. Sustainable park design, drought-tolerant trees and proper watering to prevent turf diseases are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at this year’s WSU Turf, […]
The greening of Martin Stadium is currently underway as eight crews from Field Turf Builders, a contractor out of Sherwood, Ore., install the new Field Turf on the stadium floor. Above, Scott LaRoche, Field Turf Builders, installs yard markings on field’s edge. The process, which began several weeks ago, includes tearing up the old turf, laying […]
Members of WSU’s Turf Club will begin landscaping a site in front of Clark Hall, the new location of the Spillman family marker, on Friday, April 21.William Jasper Spillman, a member of the faculty of the Washington State Agricultural College and School of Science from 1894 to 1902, was the university’s first wheat breeder. He […]