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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.

Things I learned at the Golfdom Summit Posted on 24 Jan 2019 in the Columns & Current Issue 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»

The dollars (and temps) of greens covers Posted on 12 Nov 2018 in the Columns categories.

Mike Richardson, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at the University of Arkansas. Mike and his colleagues have been studying the air temperature at which temporary covers should be used on Read more»

Clark Talks Turf: Controlling basidiomycete fungi with Pedigree Posted on 15 Oct 2018 in the Columns categories.

Brian Aynardi, Ph.D., is a turfgrass pathologist and leads the fungicide development effort at PBI-Gordon as the company’s Northeast research scientist. You may reach Brian at baynardi@pbigordon.com for more information. Read more»

Clark Talks Turf: Photosynthesis and respiration Posted on 15 Aug 2018 in the Columns categories.

Jack Fry, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at Kansas State University. Jack conducts research on water use, physiology and zoysiagrass cultivar development and teaches students and turf professionals. You may Read more»

Clark Talks Turf: Nitrogen mineralization Posted on 18 Jul 2018 in the Columns categories.

Kevin Frank, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at Michigan State University. He conducts research on soil fertility, turf nutrition and soil physical and chemical processes in addition to publishing and Read more»