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Turfgrass Science and Management

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The University of Tennessee Turfgrass Science and Management program, as part of the Department of Plant Sciences at the Institute of Agriculture, offers academic and educational, research, and Extension initiatives to a range of stakeholders. Synergy between faculty, staff, and students combine to advance the turfgrass industry in Tennessee and beyond.

Do you have questions about turfgrass? Call or email your local Extension office.

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Undergraduate Academics

Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences, Turfgrass Science and Management Concentration

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Graduate Academics

Master of Science in Plant Sciences & Ph.D. in Plant, Soil, & Environmental Sciences

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Events

Tennessee Turf Tuesdays & Other Happenings

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Resources

Mobile Weed Manual, Extension Publications, & Other Informative Resources

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Jobs and Internships

Turfgrass Industry & UT Opportunities for Students & Alumni

Team

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JIM BROSNAN

Professor and Director of Weed Diagnostics Center

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BRANDON HORVATH

Associate Professor

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TOM SAMPLES

Professor

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JOHN SOROCHAN

Distinguished Professor and Director of Center for Athletic Field Safety

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GREG BREEDEN

Extension Specialist

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KYLEY DICKSON

Research Associate

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DAVID SHELL

Research Associate

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JAVIER VARGAS

Research Associate

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TAYLOR WILLIAMS

Research Associate

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TYLER CARR

Doctoral Student

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DEVON CARROLL

Doctoral Candidate

RHYS FIELDER

Master’s Student

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BEN PRITCHARD

Master’s Student