The Center for Turfgrass Science was established in September 1991. Its purpose is to generate and disseminate knowledge, training, and education in the turfgrass sciences by fostering nationally recognized multidisciplinary research; undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education; and service programs that support the turfgrass industry.
The Center is situated on the George H. Cook Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. New Brunswick is a suburban community of approximately 42,000 people. It is located about 30 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. The incomparable educational and cultural resources of these cities are readily accessible by car and mass transportation. Moreover, the State offers a wide array of recreational opportunities within a short drive from campus. These include an extensive network of State and county parks, more than 120 miles of shoreline, and numerous opportunities for golfing, fishing, biking, and hiking. Rutgers Interactive Map Location
Our Mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge and to provide training and education in the turfgrass sciences by fostering nationally recognized, multidisciplinary research, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education, and service programs in support of the turfgrass industry.
Attempts have been made to establish and maintain collaborative relations with other scientists and turfgrass professionals at the local, regional, national, and international level. These efforts have resulted in several productive research collaborations.
The Center conducts annual research symposia, field days, workshops, and educational seminars in association with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Office of Continuing Professional Education, and the turfgrass industry in New Jersey. These programs have been very well attended and have received excellent evaluations.