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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.

Hennen on the Green! Hennen with the class! Nice Backyard! The Greenhouse
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