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  • Ph.D
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    Penn State
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Dr.s Joseph Duich, A.J. Powell and James Watson each played a role in turf management as it is known today and will be missed.
Duich obtained both his B.S. and Ph.D. from Penn State. He then joined the Penn State faculty in 1955. He aided in the education of thousands of undergraduate, graduate and two-year turfgrass students through his career. Among his many accomplishments, Duich helped to develop Penncross bentgrass, Pennfire perennial ryegrass, Pennstar Kentucky bluegrass, Pennlawn creeping fine fescue and Penneagle creaping bentgrass.
This article is tagged with A.J. Powell, James Watson, Joseph Duich, Penn State, Quicksand, turfgrass industry, Virginia Tech. and posted in 1113, Current Issue, Industry News
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Joseph Duich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Turfgrass Science at Penn State University, hasd been named the recipient of Golf Course Superintendent Association of America's 2006 Old Tom Morris Award for his work in turning Penn State into one of the most successful turfgrass programs in the country.
Golfdom - Retired Penn State Prof Receives Old Tom Morris Award, 8 Sept 2005 [cached]
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) selected Joseph M. Duich as the recipient of the group's highest honor, the Old Tom Morris Award.
Duich, a professor emeritus of turfgrass science at Penn State University, will receive the award during the opening session of the 2006 GCSAA Education Conference at the annual Golf Industry Show.In light of Hurricane Katrina, the exact date and location of the show is pending.
In recognizing Duich, the GCSAA board of directors is breaking with tradition.They selected an honoree who has influenced the game of golf through long hours spent in university classrooms and laboratories in addition to some time on the links.Duich has devoted a lifetime to improving the game of golf by breeding new turfgrasses and teaching hundreds of future golf course superintendents and turfgrass researchers.
Duich's impact on the quality of our golf courses and his contributions to the game of golf are unparalleled.
Duich received his doctorate from Penn State in 1957 and remained at the university as a professor and researcher until his retirement in 1991.Duich and his late mentor, Burt Musser, are credited with turning Penn State into one of the most successful turfgrass programs in the country.
In his more than 36 years of faculty service, Duich oversaw the expansion of the Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center at Penn State and taught more than 5,700 students.He elevated the two-year technical program in golf turf management at Penn State to international acclaim, with more than 1,100 graduates and is fondly remembered for his involvement with his students and for seeing them succeed.
Duich has developed many turfgrasses, including the A and G series of creeping bentgrasses.When Musser died in 1968, he left his work in the capable hands of Duich, who built upon his mentor's work, commercializing Penncross cool-season turfgrasses, which the two developed together to raise funds for the buildings that house Penn State 's research facilities.
In addition to breeding, Duich has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical publications on a variety of turfgrass science subjects.His work has garnered numerous honors, including GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award in 1976, the USGA Green Section award in 1981 and the Golf Course Builders Association of America's Don A. Rossi Award in 2004.
Despite his retirement, Duich remains active as a consultant and speaker in the industry, traveling to visit golf courses and interact with superintendents.He and his wife, Patricia, reside in State College, Pa., and have two children. - The TurfNet Media Network [cached]
Penn State to honor Duich Noted bentgrass researcher and breeder Joseph M. Duich, Ph.D., has been named as the recipient of the Penn State 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Duich (right), professor emeritus of turfgrass science in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, was a PSU faculty member from 1955 to 1991 and developed a variety of turfgrasses for use on golf courses and sports fields. While in graduate school at Penn State, Duich worked with his advisor, H. Burton Musser, on the development of Penncross bentgrass.
Other bentgrass varieties that Duich has developed are Pennlinks, Penneagle, six Penn A and G series bentgrasses, and Seaside II. He also developed Pennfine perennial ryegrass and Pennstar Kentucky bluegrass.
According to the university, Duich donated his patent royalties from the sale of grasses he developed to Penn State, which established an endowment in his name. The $2.5 million Joseph M. Duich Turfgrass Endowment helps support the school's Joseph Valentine Turfgrass Research Center. He also is credited with forming the Musser International Turfgrass Foundation, which presents its annual Award of Excellence and $20,000 to a qualified doctoral candidate.
Among the other awards presented to Duich include the 2006 Old Tom Morris Award from the GCSAA, 2004 Don A. Rossi Award from the Golf Course Builders Association of America, 1981 USGA Green Section Award and the 1976 GCSAA Distinguished Service Award.
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The Distinguished Service Award Committee is appointed each year by the PTC president and is comprised of a Chairman and three members chosen from the Board of Directors, general membership, and the Technical Advisory Committee.
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