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Personnel

John C. Sorochan
Associate Professor
Turfgrass biology

Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Professor
Turfgrass science and management

Gregory K. (Greg) Breeden
Extension Assistant II
Turfgrass Weed Control

James T. (Jim) Brosnan
Associate Professor
Turfgrass Weed Science

Brandon Joseph Horvath
Assistant Professor
Turf Pathologist

Groups and Facilities


2 mentions

Turfgrass Weeds 
Turfgrass weed management recommendations and publications.



2 mentions

Weed Diagnostics Center 
Diagnostic testing services for weeds of crop and non-cropland systems including turfgrass, ornamentals, and utility rights of way.



1 mention

UTIA Greenhouses 
High tech facilities help support agricultural research


Events

Statewide Turfgrass Impact Survey Underway, 12/16/2014

Turfgrass and Ornamental Field day, 9/13/2012

 

Video


1 mention

Weed Olympics 
We've had an Olympic competition here in Tennessee involving ... plants. More specifically, plants we don't like or want. It's called the 'Weed Olympics' on the UT agriculture campus.



1 mention

Astro Turf 
UT researchers team with AstroTurf for safer athletic fields.


 

Recent Publications

Crabgrass spp. control in turfgrass with EH1579 and EH1580 containing Vexis.  Henry, G. M., K. A. Tucker, J. T. Brosnan, and G. K. Breeden.  2017.  Proc. Northeastern Plant Pest and Soils Conference, (In press).

Field Observable Plant Health Characteristics of Creeping Bentgrass Affected by Strobilurin Fungicide Applications and Turfgrass Diseases.  Benelli, J.J., B. J. Horvath, J. T. Brosnan, and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  Crop Science56:862-869.

Understanding how turfgrass herbicides work.  Breeden, G. K., J. T. Brosnan, and J. J. Vargas.  2016.  W352 - University of Tennessee Extension.

University of Tennessee Turfgrass & Ornamental Weed Science.  Brosnan, J. T., G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, and D. F. Farnsworth.  2016.  Annual Research Report., pp. 1-115.

Interesting details about the Tennessee turfgrass industry from the 2015 survey report.  English, B. C., R. J. Menard, K. L. Jensen, C. Boyer, and J. T. Brosnan.  2016.  Tennessee Turfgrass., August/September. pp: 17-22.

Tennessee's Turfgrass Industry: Economic Contributions.  English, B. C., R. J. Menard, K. L. Jensen, C. Boyer, and J. T. Brosnan.  2016.  Tennessee Turfgrass, pp. 20-26, December 2016/January 2017.

Mitigation practices to effectively overseed into indaziflam-treated turfgrass areas.  Jeffries, M. D., T. W. Gannon, J. T. Brosnan, and G. K. Breeden.  2016.  Weed Technology, 30:154-162.

Comparing dislodgeable 2,4-D residues across athletic field turfgrass species and time Jeffries, M. D., T. W. Gannon, J. T. Brosnan, and G. K. Breeden.  2016.  PLOS One.

Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Tennessee's Turfgrass Industry and Perceptions of Future Growth.  Jensen, K. L., B. C. English, R. J. Menard, C. Boyer, and J. T. Brosnan.  2016.  2016 MCRSA/IMPLAN Conference Proceedings.

University of Tennessee Turfgrass & Ornamental Weed Science.  Brosnan, J. T., G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, and D. S. Farnsworth.  2015.  Annual Research Report, pp. 1-105.

Tennessee’s turfgrass industry: economic contributions, problematic issues, and perceptions of future growth English, B. C., R. J. Menard, K. L. Jensen, J. T. Brosnan, and C. Boyer.  2015.  University of Tennessee Extension. Knoxville, TN..

Insect and mite pests of ornamental plants and turfgrasses: Identification and control in the landscape.  Hale, F. A.  2015.  EPP Note 446, UT Extension.