Graduate Student Research Recognized at Scientific Meetings


Kevin Miele and Xuan Chen, Masters of Science students in the Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture won awards for their research presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America in Long Beach, CA. One of the highlights of this meeting is the graduate student oral and poster presentations. Graduate oral and poster presentations are evaluated for the quality of research, clarity, and relevance. Top oral and poster presentations are selected by each of the four sponsoring committees within the C-5 (Turfgrass Science) division of the CSSA professional society. Kevin Miele’s presentation, “Fall Verdure Sap Nitrate-N Concentrations as a Predictor of Cool-Season Turfgrass Lawn Color Response in the Fall and Following Spring” was selected as the top oral presentation by the CSSA C-5 Industry Committee. Xuan Chen’s poster entitled, “Seasonal Nitrogen Fertilization Programs and Plant Growth Regulator Effects on Anthracnose Severity of Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Turf” was chosen as the winner by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Graduate Student Competition Committee. These papers were selected from among nearly 70 contributed graduate student talks and posters. Miele is advised by Dr. Karl Guillard, Professor of Agronomy and Chen’s advisor is Dr. John Inguagiato, Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Pathology.

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Pesticide-Free Athletic Field Management Publication

This new extension bulletin details the best management practices for managing pesticide-free, cool-season athletic fields based on research results to date. This is considered a working document, indicating that research related to this topic is currently on going at University of Connecticut and other research institutions. These recommendations will be updated accordingly as more research results are published.

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2013 Annual Research Report Online

The University of Connecticut’s Annual Turfgrass Research Report is published as a means of providing timely dissemination of current research findings. The purpose of this report is to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge between university researchers and members of the turfgrass industry. Download the 2013 and past reports here.


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The Turfgrass Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at the University of Connecticut provide students an opportunity to study turfgrass science and management in conjunction with courses in soil science and fertility, pest control, ornamental horticulture, landscape design, environmental science, and business management. UConn turf students are given opportunities to gain practical experiences in the private sector through internships and independent studies.

UConn Turf Programs are designed to provide students basic and applied knowledge in turfgrass science and management. Students completing the turfgrass science programs can apply their skills in the management of residential and commercial lawns, golf courses, athletic and recreational fields, parks, sod farms, roadsides, inland and coastal erosion control sites, and other areas where grasses are utilized. Baccalaureate students have the opportunity to pursue graduate degree programs.
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January 26-29, 2015

New England Regional Turfgrass Conference & Show