Turf & Ornamentals
Our turfgrass research focus and efforts are on identifying turfgrasses or management practices which allow turfgrasses to be managed with reduced inputs of water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
Our ornamentals research focus and efforts are on production methods that improve grower efficiency while reducing inputs and identifying plant materials with superior adaptability for the Kansas climate. We have a strong team working with alternative substrates and water and nutrient management in soilless mixes.
Check out the research focus of our faculty members listed to the right.
Recent Publications of our Turf & Ornamentals Faculty and Graduate Students
Peterson, K.W., D.J. Bremer, and J.M. Blonquist Jr. 2017. Estimating transpiration from turfgrass using stomatal conductance values derived from infrared thermometry. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. 13:113-118. doi: 10.2134/itsrj2016.09.0788
Peterson, K.W., D.J. Bremer, K. B. Shonkwiler, and J.M. Ham. 2017. Measurement of evapotranspiration in turfgrass: A comparison of techniques. Agron. J.
Barden, C., C.R. Boyer, B. Morales, L. Fisher. 2017. Promoting red elm (Ulmus rubra Muhl.) germination with gibberel lic acid. J. of Forestry 115:393-396.
C.T. Miller, K. Snyder, and M.P. Bridgen. The 2017 National Floriculture Form: Engaging Young People in the Industry. HortTechnology. 27(6):754-756. KAES#: 18-158-J
Braun, R.C., J.D. Fry, M.M. Kennelly, D.J. Bremer, and J. Griffin. 2017. Single and sequential colorant application effects on buffalograss and zoysiagrass color during dormancy. HorTechnology 27(3):1-6.