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Opportunities exist at the M.S. and Ph.D levels in turfgrass agronomy, turfgrass entomology, turfgrass pathology and turfgrass weed science. Potential research interests are nearly limitless due to the diverse skills and research interests of the faculty. Turfgrass graduate students are exposed to all aspects of the program (research, teaching, extension) so are well prepared for careers in research/ development and academics. Prospective students should contact faculty about research and career interests prior to applying to the university.



Students pursuing a degree in Plant and Soil Science at the University of Kentucky may choose an area of emphasis in Turf Science. In addition to an in-depth study of the basic sciences, students will focus on pest management and irrigation principles. Graduates are competitive for careers in golf and sports turf management, especially when coupled with a business minor. Additional opportunities exist in grounds maintenance, product sales, sod production, and commercial lawn care.

and sports field maintenance, product sales, sod production, and commercial lawn care.

. Graduates are competitive for careers in the expanding area of golf course development and maintenance, especially when coupled with a business minor. Additional opportunities exist in grounds and sports field maintenance, product sales, sod production, and commercial lawn care.


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