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About Clark Throssell, Ph.D.

Clark Throssell, Ph.D., is the former director of the Purdue University turf program as well as the former director of research for GCSAA. Throssell is the research editor for Golfdom, focusing on managing the Super Science section of the magazine and website. He also contributes his "Clark Talks Turf" column to Golfdom every month.

Posts by Clark Throssell, Ph.D.

Clark Talks Turf: Turfgrass research is always on my mind Posted on 15 Feb 2018 in the Current Issue & Research categories.

I think of research as a logical, systematic approach to solving problems. Research takes many forms, and for the purposes of this column I’m going to focus on turfgrass field Read more»

Why you shouldn’t miss the next Golfdom Summit Posted on 26 Jan 2018 in the Columns categories.

The 7th annual Golfdom Summit was a smashing success, and I had the good fortune to be there for the 2017 event, Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 at the Reunion Read more»

Clark Talks Turf: Rolling off the greens to save on dollar spot Posted on 14 Dec 2017 in the Research categories.

Jay Popko is a research associate in the turfgrass pathology lab at the University of Massachusetts, where he leads field and laboratory research on rolling, fungicide efficacy and dollar-spot resistance Read more»

Just another day in turf research paradise Posted on 18 Oct 2017 in the Columns categories.

I had a great day July 12 at the University of Nebraska Turfgrass Research Field Day. You have read in my columns before of my belief that attending a field Read more»

Clark Talks Turf: Yellowjackets and garbage cans Posted on 01 Sep 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

Timothy Gibb, Ph.D., is an entomologist at Purdue University. Tim has worked on numerous insect problems throughout his career, including turfgrass pests and insects that can impact human health. You Read more»

Clark Talks Turf: Battling goosegrass Posted on 18 Jul 2017 in the Research categories.

Scott McElroy, Ph.D., is a turfgrass weed scientist at Auburn University. Scott conducts numerous field and laboratory experiments each year to develop weed control strategies for golf courses. You may Read more»