Turfgrass Science Careers

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The opportunities for majors in Plant Science are as varied as they are limitless and the demand for graduates is steadily increasing. A specialization in Turfgrass Science equips you to develop site plans for an athletic field and keep it in a safe and playable condition throughout the season; manage roadside vegetation for highway departments; or conduct field and laboratory research experiments. You can promote the wise use of natural resources; help residential and commercial property owners; and promote sound management practices to increase safety and productivity.

UF graduates are

  • Golf course superintendents and designers
  • Sports facility managers
  • Lawn care specialists
  • Parks superintendents

  • Environmental consultants
  • Sod farm managers
  • Government inspectors
  • Landscapers and contractors

  • Irrigation technicians
  • Pest control managers
  • Baseball groundskeepers
  • Industry representatives and salespeople

Encourage ecological awareness, environmental action and safety among sports enthusiasts and homeowners.

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