|Tarleton Turfgrass Society|
|Turfgrass Maintenance Barn|
|Turfgrass Field Laboratory 01|
|Turfgrass Field Laboratory 02|
|Turfgrass Field Laboratory 03|
|Turfgrass Field Laboratory 04|
|Turfgrass Field Laboratory 05|
|Photo Gallery 01|
|Photo Gallery 02|
|Photo Gallery 03|
|Photo Gallery 04|
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|The Driving Range|
| Program Brochure
This pamphlet contains condensed information about Tarleton, the turfgrass program, and Dr. Hennen Cummings. The brochure also contains interesting photos and contact information...
| The Field Laboratory
Experience is the most important asset a turfgrass manager can have. The Turf Plots give students the opportunity to management several different species of turf at different mowing heights and levels of input year round... [Read More]
| The Curriculum
Tarleton has 4 classes and laboratories completely dedicated to Turfgrass Management... [Read More]
| Tarleton Research
Tarleton offers a Masters of Science to graduate students interested in investigating a specific process or product related to turfgrass management... [Read More]
| Bayer Science Article
Small College Offers Big Turf Program". Information about the Tarleton Turfgrass program taught by Dr. Hennen Cummings. Highlighting essential information for the turfgrass industry... [Read More]
| The Photo Gallery
The photo gallery shows students gaining experience applying products, repairing irrigation, or using equipment found on golf courses or residential and commercial lawns... [Read More]
Welcome to Tarleton State University | Turfgrass Management
Dr. Hennen Cummings runs an outstanding, challenging, and fun Turfgrass Management Program on the campus of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX which is 60 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
The curriculum consists of not only classroom & labs, but also practical activities in the greenhouse and in the field. Tarleton State University is one of the largest non-land grant agricultural university in the United States. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Management.
Dr. Cummings teaches four turfgrass classes and laboratories. The classes are: Introduction to Turfgrass Management, Golf Course Design and Construction, Turfgrass Management and Irrigation, and Golf Course Management. In addition, Dr. Cummings teaches Weed Science class and laboratory. Turfgrass math problem solving skills and calibration of spreaders and sprayers techniques are emphasized.
Upon graduation, students are well prepared for a career in Golf Course Management, Sports Field Management, Lawn Care Maintenance, Sod Farm Production, Extension, and sales of turfgrass supporting products and equipment.
Students are encouraged to obtain their Texas Pesticide Applicator’s License and Texas Irrigator’s License before graduating. Students must complete an internship as part of the curriculum; there are more requests for Tarleton Turfgrass students than there are students.
The Tarleton Turfgrass Field Laboratory and Greenhouse is a 2 acre complex with 4 putting greens and 12 different species of Turfgrasses maintained at various mowing heights and levels of input. During laboratories, students take care of business at the turf plots to gain practical hands on experience. In addition to providing practical experience for students, the turf plots and 1800 square foot greenhouse also provide a medium to conduct turfgrass research like product testing.
|Testing Green Speed||Graduate Research||Tall Fescue||Greenhouse|
|Field Day||Greens Aeration||The Old Boot||St. Augustine in Fall|