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About Bill Kreuser, Ph.D.

Bill Kreuser, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and can be reached at

Posts by Bill Kreuser, Ph.D.

How to guide PGR applications by growing degree days Posted on 04 Jun 2021 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine & Research categories.

At the University of Nebraska, our lab has been creating models to predict the duration and performance of plant growth regulators (PGRs) using growing degree day (GDD) models. We have Read more»

Prevent winter desiccation on creeping bentgrass Posted on 17 Sep 2019 in the Research categories.

Winter injury from desiccation is a leading cause of turf loss across the northern and central Great Plains. Desiccation occurs whenever turfgrass water loss exceeds its ability to acquire water Read more»

Treatment of iron deficiency and chlorosis Posted on 15 Aug 2018 in the Featured & Research categories.

Iron (Fe) chlorosis of Kentucky bluegrass and creeping bentgrass can be a perennial summer problem. Symptoms usually include light yellow or lime-green leaves in July and August. Scientists believe that Read more»

Using heat vision to aid water-use predictions Posted on 11 Sep 2017 in the Research categories.

Thermal, or infrared, camera systems being developed to measure water status in turf have the potential to become an essential tool for precision turfgrass management. As these systems become more Read more»

The sun/nitrogen connection Posted on 09 Nov 2016 in the Research categories.

Plants need nitrogen (N) and sunlight to be healthy. Nitrogen allows leaves packed with chlorophyll to absorb the sun’s energy and ultimately turn CO2 into sugar. Nitrogen also stimulates growth Read more»

Formation of clay bands in sand putting greens Posted on 30 Aug 2016 in the 0816 & Featured & Research categories.

In 2014, we observed thin bands of clay in the sand putting greens of a golf course in Mississippi. These layers resulted in reduced water infiltration, saturated soils and a Read more»