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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.

On the lookout for nematodes Posted on 31 May 2019 in the Columns & Current Issue & Research categories.

Clark Throssell interviews Jim Kerns, Ph.D., about nematodes. Kerns is a turfgrass pathologist at North Carolina State University. In addition to conducting research on turfgrass diseases, Kerns and his team Read more»

A Q&A with Matt Elmore: Goosegrass in the mid-Atlantic Posted on 07 May 2019 in the Columns categories.

Matt Elmore, Ph.D., is a turfgrass weed scientist at Rutgers University. Matt and his team have an extensive weed science research program, and they place an emphasis on understanding goosegrass Read more»

A return to my beginnings Posted on 12 Mar 2019 in the Columns categories.

I had the good fortune in early January to attend the Indiana Green Expo, the turf and landscape conference in Indiana. For me, it was a return to where I Read more»

Spring dead spot — it returns Posted on 26 Feb 2019 in the Columns categories.

Superintendents managing bermudagrass in the Transition Zone and in the northern part of the warm-season turfgrass zone are awaiting an unfortunate annual event. How much of their bermudagrass will be Read more»

Things I learned at the Golfdom Summit Posted on 24 Jan 2019 in the Columns categories.

The Golfdom Summit is one of my favorite golf events of the year. The reason is simple. It is an opportunity to talk to superintendents and industry reps in a Read more»

My turfgrass wish list Posted on 17 Dec 2018 in the Columns categories.

In the spirit of Christmas, I am sharing my research wish list. There are great turfgrass scientists hard at work on many of the items on my list. Despite their Read more»