Congratulations to the O.J. Noer Research Foundation upon the 50th Anniversary of its establishment. During that time, the Foundation has supported turfgrass research and graduate education at academic institutions throughout the USA. Created in 1958 by O.J. Noer’s colleagues and friends, the Foundation is dedicated to financial support of scientific research in turfgrass. One early project of the Foundation was the establishment of the O.J. Noer Memorial Turfgrass Collection at Michigan State University Libraries, a project which continues to grow 50 years later! We salute this all-volunteer organization that continues to work in support of better turf management, and thank them for their foresight in dedicating the Noer Collection for the public good.

For further information about the Noer Foundation, see:; for further information about the O.J. Noer Collection see:

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