Turfgrass & Ornamentals

Turfgrass and ornamentals are the largest segments of horticultural plant culture in Kansas. Everyone who interacts with green spaces benefits from research-based information on plant care. People like homeowners, park users, golfers, golf course superintendents, lawn care operators, sports turf managers, school and league sports teams, city and state parks and grounds departments, and sod-producers utilize the information provided by our extension agents to improve their work and green spaces. Extension efforts focus on publishing extension related bulletins, Master Gardener training, workshops and seminars.

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Cheryl Boyer

Cheryl Boyer, PhD

Ornamental nursery crop production
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Jack Fry

Jack Fry, PhD

Commercial Turfgrass Specialist
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Jason Griffin

Jason Griffin, PhD

Woody Ornamentals Specialist
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Megan Kennelly

Megan Kennelly, PhD

Horticultural Plant Pathology Problems
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Ward Upham

Ward Upham, PhD

Horticultural Rapid Response Unit Coordinator
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