110 Establishment, Thatch, Soil Plus Stress Physiology and Breeding: Student Oral Competition

Oral Session
C05 Turfgrass Science
Graduate student oral competition in the broad areas of turfgrass establishment, thatch, and soil management, then papers on stress physiology and breeding.
Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:55 PM-4:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 20

Erik H. Ervin
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
“Crumb Rubber Particle Size and Topdressing Depth to Improve Bermudagrass Athletic Field Performance”.
Kyley H. Dickson, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; John C. Sorochan, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; James T Brosnan, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; John C. Stier, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Adam Thoms, Iowa State University
1:15 PM
The Effect of Cultural Practices On Putting Green Firmness.
Arly M Drake, Ohio State University; Edward McCoy, The Ohio State University; John Street, The Ohio State University; T. Karl Danneberger, The Ohio State University; David S. Gardner, Ohio State University
1:30 PM
Effects of Sand Size for Topdressing Putting Green Turf.
Ruying Wang, Rutgers University; James W. Hempfling, Rutgers University; James A. Murphy, Rutgers University
1:45 PM
Turfgrass Seed Mixture Optimization.
Joshua Friell, The Toro Company; Eric Watkins, University of Minnesota; Brian Horgan, University of Minnesota; Maggie Reiter, University of California Cooperative Extension
2:00 PM
Establishment of White Clover in Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass.
Bret Sparks, University of Kentucky; Gregg C. Munshaw, University of Kentucky; David W. Williams, University of Kentucky; Jeffrey S Beasley, LSU Agricultural Center
2:15 PM
2:25 PM
Soil Moisture Mapping At Field Capacity to Determine Texture Variability.
Becky Grubbs, Texas A&M University; Gerald M. Henry, University of Georgia-Athens; Robert N. Carrow, University of Georgia - Griffin; Van W. Cline, Toro Company; Chase M. Straw, University of Georgia-Athens; Robin Landry, University of Georgia; Kevin Tucker, University of Georgia-Athens
2:40 PM
Variation In Anthocyanin Production Among Accessions and Cultivars Of Rough Bluegrass (Poa trivialis L).
Dominic Petrella, The Ohio State University; David S. Gardner, Ohio State University; T. Karl Danneberger, The Ohio State University; James Metzger, The Ohio State University; Patrice Hamel, The Ohio State University
2:55 PM
Comparing Carbon Metabolism of Creeping Bentgrass and Annual Bluegrass During Cold Deacclimation.
Xian Guan, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Michelle DaCosta, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Jeffrey Ebdon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
3:10 PM
Candidate Gene Expression Levels Associated With Heat Tolerance in Bentgrasses.
David Jespersen, University of Georgia-Griffin; Bingru Huang, Rutgers University
3:25 PM
Mitigation of Drought Stress Damage By Exogenous Application of a Non–Protein Amino Acid γ– Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) On Perennial Ryegrass.
Sanalkumar Krishnan, Michigan State University; Kevin Laskowski, Michigan State University; Vijaya Shukla, Michigan State University; Emily B Merewitz, Michigan State University
3:55 PM