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Publicly Accessible

Journals, reports, and materials hosted by the Turfgrass Information Center and available for public browsing:

Image Browse Archive Site Publisher/Cooperator Availability
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American Sod Producers Association
Midwinter Conference Proceedings
 Browse

American Sod Producers Association
Midwinter Conference Proceedings Search 

Turfgrass Producers International  
ASGCA Architect's Gallery website

ASGCA Architect's Gallery Browse

ASGCA Architect's Gallery Search

American Society of Golf Course Architects 16 Entries
ASPA bulletin.png ASPA Bulletin Browse Turfgrass Producers International  
Australian Turfgrass Management Journal cover Australian Turfgrass Management Journal Browse Browse Includes Australian Turfgrass Management

Australian Turfgrass Management Journal Search

Australian Sports Turf Managers Association

1999-Present, Less 1 Year

business management.png Business Management  Browse Turfgrass Producers International  
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Clippings Browse
Includes Green World

Clippings Search

New Jersey Turfgrass Association 1971-Present
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Connecticut Clippings Browse
Includes The Conn. Clippings

Connecticut Clippings Search

Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents

1968-Present
CUTT

CUTT Browse

CUTT Search

Cornell Cooperative Extension 1990-Present
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Dr. James R. Watson, Jr. Image Archive

Dr. James R. Watson, Jr. Image Archive Search

The Family of Dr. James R. Watson, Jr. 77 Images
The Florida Green

The Florida Green
Includes The South Florida Green

The Florida Green Search

Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association 1973-Present
The Golf Course

The Golf Course

The Golf Course Search

Peterson, Sinclaire & Miller Inc. in conjunction with Carter's Tested Seeds, Inc. 1916-1923
Golf Course Industry

Golf Course Industry
Includes Golf Course News

Golf Course Industry Search

GIE Media Horticulture Group 1989-Present
Golfdom

Golfdom
Includes Turfgrass Trends 2002-2012

Golfdom Search

North Coast Media, LLC 1927-Present,
Less 6 Months
The Grass Roots

The Grass Roots

The Grass Roots Search

Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association 1975-Present
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The Greenerside
Includes Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey Newsletter; and The Greener Side

The Greenerside Search

Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey 1978-Present
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The Green Sheet

The Green Sheet Search

Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association

1985-Present
Greenkeeper International

Greenkeeper International
Includes Journal of the Golf Greenkeepers Association; British Golf Greenkeeper; Golf Greenkeeping and Course Maintenance; Greenkeeper; Golf Greenkeeping; The Golf Course; and Greenkeeping Management

Greenkeeper International Search

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association 19xx-Present, Less 6 Months
Greenkeepers GreenKeepers Asociaci√≥n Espa√Īola de Greenkeepers
Includes Césped Deportivo
1999-Present
Gressforum

Gressforum
Includes Nytt Fra NGA, NGA Nytt, NGA-Nytt, and Gress-Forum

Gressforum Search

Norwegian Greenkeepers Association 1989-Present
Hole Notes

Hole Notes

Hole Notes Search

Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association 1975-Present
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Iowa Turfgrass Research Report
Includes Iowa State University Field Day and Equipment Show

Iowa Turfgrass Research Report Search

Iowa State University 1981-2004
Landscape Management

Landscape Management
Includes Weeds, Trees, & Turf

Landscape Management Search

North Coast Media, LLC 1962-Present
lawn care.png Lawn Care The Scotts Company, LLC 1928-1954
Lawn Care Industry

Lawn Care Industry

Lawn Care Industry Search

North Coast Media, LLC 1977-1991
harvests.png Lawn Institute Harvests Turfgrass Producers International  
lawn and landscape digest.png Lawn and Landscape Digest Turfgrass Producers International  
lawnogram.png Lawn-O-Gram Turfgrass Producers International  
Lawn and Landscape

Lawn & Landscape
Includes American Lawn Applicator and Lawn and Landscape Maintenance

Lawn & Landscape Search

GIE Media Horticulture Group 1980-Present
The National Greenkeeper

The National Greenkeeper
Includes The National Greenkeeper and Turf Culture

The National Greenkeeper Search

National Greenkeeper Inc. 1927-October 1933
The Newsletter [New England] Cover

The Newsletter [New England]

The Newsletter [New England] Search

Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England

1929-Present

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Noer/Milorganite¬ģ Image Collection

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Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District 13,065 Images
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Northwest Turfgrass Topics

Northwest Turfgrass Topics Search

Northwest Turfgrass Association 1959-1997
On Course Page

On Course

Includes The Bull Sheet

Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents 1948-Present
Proceedings of the Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Proceedings of the Michigan Turfgrass Conference

Proceedings of the Michigan Turfgrass Conference Search

Michigan State University and Michigan Turfgrass Foundation 1972-2005
Mid-Atlantic Turf Conference

Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Turf Conference

Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Turf Conference Search

Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents 1949-1976
Proceedings of the Midwest Regional Turf Conference

Proceedings of the Midwest Regional Turf Conference

Proceedings of the Midwest Regional Turf Conference Search

Midwest Regional Turf Foundation 1948-1986
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Proceedings of the Northwest Turfgrass Conference

Proceedings of the Northwest Turfgrass Conference Search

Northwest Turfgrass Association 1948-1997
Proceedings of the Scotts Turfgrass Research Conference.png Proceedings of the Scotts Turfgrass Research Conference The Scotts Company, LLC As Published, 1968-1978
  Scots Monographs The Scotts Company, LLC  
Sports Turf Manager

Sports Turf Manager
Includes Sports Turf Newsletter

Sports Turf Manager (STC) Search

Sports Turf Canada 1987-Present, Less 6 Months
Sports Turf Manager

Sports Turf Manager

Sports Turf Manager (STMA) Search

Sports Turf Managers Association 1985-2003
Sports Turf

SportsTurf
Includes Golf and SportsTurf

SportsTurf Search

Sports Turf Managers Association and Specialty Information Media 1985-Present, Less 2 Months
The Sward The Sward Turfgrass Information Center 1989-Present
Tee to Green

Tee To Green [New York]

Tee To Green [New York] Search

Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association

196x-Present

Thru the Green

Thru the Green

Thru the Green Search

Golf Course Superintendents Association of Northern California 1972-Present
TIC Annual Report TIC Annual Report Turfgrass Information Center 2007-Present
Turfax

Turfax

Turfax Search

International Sports Turf Institute 1993-2002
TurfComms Page

TurfComms

TurfComms Search

Douglas T. Hawes 1985-2004
Turfgrass Matters

Turfgrass Matters
Includes News Letter of Mid-Atlantic Association of Greenkeepers; Turf News; Turf News Letter; Mid-Atlantic News Letter; Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents Newsletter; and Turf Talk/Turfgrass Matters

Turfgrass Matters Search

Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents 194x-Present
Turfgrass Trends

Turfgrass Trends

Turfgrass Trends Search

North Coast Media, LLC 1992-2001
(2002-2012 within Golfdom)
Update

Update

Update Search

Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey 2001-Present
USGA Green Section Record

USGA Green Section Record
Includes Bulletin of the Green Section of the U. S. Golf Association; The Bulletin of the United States Golf Association Green Section; Comments on Turf Culture; Turf Culture; Timely Turf Topics; USGA Journal, Combining Timely Turf Topics; and USGA Journal and Turf Management

USGA Green Section Record Search

United States Golf Association 1921-Present
USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online

USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online
RSS Feed RSS Feed

USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online Search

United States Golf Association 2002-Present
Online Source

USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summaries
Includes USGA Green Section Research Progress Reports

USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Summaries Search

United States Golf Association 1950, 1951, 1956, 1959, 1977, 1983-Present
 

 

Restricted Access

Journals, reports, and materials hosted by the Turfgrass Information Center and available to TGIF database users and to each of the cooperating organization's membership via that group's website:

Image Publication Title Publisher Availability
Bulletin for Sports Surface Management Cover Bulletin for Sports Surface Management Sports Turf Research Institute
Includes Sports Turf Bulletin; International Turfgrass Bulletin
1951-Present, Less 1 Year
Golf Course Management Cover Golf Course Management Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Includes Greenkeepers' Bulletin; Greenkeepers' Reporter; Golf Course Reporter; and Golf Superintendent
1933-Present, Less 1 Month
Greenmaster Cover GreenMaster Canadian Golf Superintendents Association 1965-Present, Less 3 Months
International Turfgrass Society Research Journal and Proceedings Page International Turfgrass Society Research Journal and Proceedings International Turfgrass Society 1969-Present, Less 2 Years, with Continuous Construction due to Author Permission for materials pre-2009
Journal of Turfgrass and Sports Surface Science Cover Journal of Turfgrass and Sports Surface Science Sports Turf Research Institute
Includes Journal of the Board of Greenkeeping Research; The Journal of the Sports Turf Research Institute; and Journal of Turfgrass Science
1929-2007
       
Proceedings of the GCSAA Conference Proceedings of the GCSAA Conference Golf Course Superintendents Association of America As published, 1927-1998
Turf News Turf News Turfgrass Producers International 1977-Present, Less 1 Year

 

Selected reference content integrated into TGIF at the Search Results Level:

Beard's Turfgrass Encyclopedia for Golf Courses, Lawns, Sports Fields, 2005. James B Beard and Harriet J. Beard.
Publisher: Michigan State University Press   (TGIF Record=93886)

Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, 2014. James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard, and James C. Beard.
Publisher: Michigan State University Press   (TGIF Record=202862)

Golf Course Design: An Annotated Bibliography with Highlights of Its History and Resources, 2006. Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan.
Publisher: Grant Books  (TGIF Record=109655)

 

Upcoming & Under Construction

Journals, reports, and materials hosted by the Turfgrass Information Center that are upcoming or currently under construction:

Publisher Publication Title
"The Office" Golf Illustrated [London] (1890-1910)
Includes Golf
Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland Greenside (1996-Present)
Kansas State University Central Plains Turf Conference (1950-1962); 
K-State Turfgrass Research
(1987-2014); 
Ornamental and Turfgrass Research
(1985); 
Results of Turfgrass Investigations: Variety Trials: Growth Regulator Trials
(1977);  Turfgrass Field Day [Kansas] (1988)
Michigan State University Michigan State University Turfgrass Field Day (1962-Present);
Michigan Turfgrass Report;
Michigan State University Turfgrass Research Summary
Michigan-regional Golf Course Superintendents Chapters Course Conditions (2008-Present); 
A Patch of Green
(196x-2013); 
Turf Times [Northern Michigan Turfgrass Association]
(19xx-200x); 
Western Views
(198x-200x)
New Mexico State University Proceedings of the New Mexico Turfgrass Conference (1955-196x); 
Proceedings of the Southwest Turfgrass Conference
(194x-200x)
New Zealand Sports Turf Institute

Annual Report on Green Keeping Research (194x & 195x); 
New Zealand Turf Management Journal
(1960-Present Less 6 Months); 
Proceedings of the New Zealand Sports Turf Convention
(As Published, 1980-1998);  Proceedings of the New Zealand Turf Conference & Trade Show (As Published, 2001-200x); 
Report of Proceedings New Zealand Greenkeepers' Association
(193x-xx)

Restricted Access

North Carolina State University Proceedings of the North Carolina Turfgrass Conference (1980-1992)
Ontario Golf Superintendents' Association ONCourse (196x-Present)
Pocono Turfgrass Association Chips & Putts  (197x-Present)
Rutgers University Report on Turfgrass Research; 3-Day Turf Course Proceedings;
Rutgers Turfgrass Proceedings; Rutgers Turfgrass Research Field Days;
Rutgers Turfgrass Symposium; Turf Conference Highlights;
Lawn and Utility Turf and Golf and Fine Turf Short Courses
The Scotts Company, LLC The Scotts Company Monographs
STRI Turfgrass Seed
Turfgrass Producers International Journal of Environmental Turfgrass;  
The Lawn Institute Press Kits; 
Turfgrass Producers International E-Newsletter
United States Golf Association USGA Regional Turfletters (195x-196x)
Includes Eastern Turfletter, Mid-Continent Turfletter, Northeastern Turfletter, Southeastern Turfletter, Southern Turfletter, Southwestern Turfletter, and Western Turfletter
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Proceedings of the Southeastern Turf Conference (194x-197x)
University of Illinois Illinois Turfgrass Research Report (197x-200x); 
Proceedings of the Illinois Turfgrass Conference
(1960-198x)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Turfgrass Field Day;
Turfgrass Field Day for Homeowners;
Wisconsin Turfgrass Conference; Wisconsin Turfgrass Research Reports
The USDA, The USGA Green Section, & The Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents National Turf Field Days