287 Graduate Student Oral Competition : Turf Science: Establishment, Cultural Practices, and Ecology

Oral Session
C05 Turfgrass Science
Graduate student oral competition in the broad areas of turfgrass establishment, soil ecology,  and cultural practices.

C05 Turfgrass Science

Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 7:55 AM-12:00 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 104B

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Douglas E. Karcher
Alexander R. Kowalewski
7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
Effect of Mowing Height on DLI Requirements for Warm-Season Turfgrass.
Brian Glenn, University of Florida; Jason Kruse, University of Florida; J. Bryan Unruh, University of Florida
8:15 AM
Crown Moisture Thresholds of Tall Fescue Survival in Drought Conditions.
Darrell Michael, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; William Kreuser, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
8:30 AM
Hollow Tine Cultivation, Compost Topdressing, and Compost Tea Effects on Turfgrass Quality and Soil Microbial Activity.
Siqi Chen, University of Maryland; Thomas Turner, University of Maryland; Mark J. Carroll, University of Maryland
9:00 AM
Divot Resistance of Thick-Cut Sod As Influenced By Pre-Harvest Cultural Practices.
Evan Mascitti, Pennsylvania State University; Andrew S. McNitt, Pennsylvania State University; Thomas Serensits, Pennsylvania State University
9:15 AM
Diversity Down below: Does Fertility Impact the Rhizosphere Microbial Community in Poa Annua Turf?.
Lisa A. Beirn, Rutgers University; Charles J. Schmid, Rutgers University; James W. Hempfling, Rutgers University; James A. Murphy, Rutgers University; Bruce B. Clarke, Rutgers University; Jo Anne Crouch, USDA-ARS
9:30 AM
Optimizing Pre-Germination Techniques for Three Turfgrass Species: Bentgrass, Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass.
Julie H. Campbell, University of Connecticut; Jason J. Henderson, University of Connecticut; Victoria H. Wallace, UCONN; John C. Inguagiato, University of Connecticut; Anthony Minniti, UCONN
9:45 AM
Germination of Cool-Season Turfgrasses As Influenced By Irrigation Frequency.
Daniel Sandor, University of Arkansas; Douglas E. Karcher, University of Arkansas; Michael D. Richardson, University of Arkansas
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Positive Feedback Mechanisms of Deficit Irrigation Promote Soil Moisture Retention, Water Conservation, and Event Runoff Mitigation.
Charles Henry Fontanier, Texas A&M University; Benjamin Wherley, Texas A&M University; Jacqueline Aitkenhead-Peterson, Texas A&M University; James C. Thomas, Texas A&M University; Richard H. White, Texas A&M University
10:30 AM
Using Soil Moisture Deficit to Predict Grassland Trafficability.
Sara E. Vero, TEAGASC; Dio L Antille, University of Southern Queensland; Nicholas M. Holden, University College Dublin; Stan Lalor, Teagasc
10:45 AM
Impact of Age, Management, and Soil Properties on C and N Accumulation in Turfgrass Soils of Wisconsin.
Sabrina Ruis, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Douglas J. Soldat, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:15 AM
Grass Rooting Affects Hptrm Performance on Dikes Embankments in Florida.
Bryan Scholl, Colorado State University; Christopher Thornton, Colorado State University; Natalie Youngblood, Colorado State University; Kiersten Pazdera, LSU Agricultural Center; Steven Hughes, Colorado State University; Jeffrey Beasley, Louisiana State University
11:30 AM
Comparing the Carbon and Nitrogen Held in a Turfgrass System with Its Net Greenhouse Gas Flux.
Quincy Daker Law, Purdue University; Aaron J Patton, Purdue University
11:45 AM
Grassed Floating Islands for Wastewater Remediation.
Jeffrey Beasley, Louisiana State University; Kiersten Pazdera, LSU Agricultural Center; Myles Thibodeaux, LSU Agricultural Center
12:00 PM