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About James Murphy, Ph.D.

James Murphy, Ph.D. is an extension specialist in turfgrass management at Rutgers University.

Posts by James Murphy, Ph.D.

A lesser of two weevils? Posted on 26 Feb 2019 in the Research categories.

The annual bluegrass weevil (ABW) can inflict severe damage on annual bluegrass (Poa annua) fairways, greens and collars. Because the ABW showcases a strong preference for annual bluegrass over creeping Read more»

False-green kyllinga control in cool-season turf Posted on 23 Oct 2017 in the Featured & Research categories.

False-green kyllinga (Kyllinga gracillima) has become increasingly problematic in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. False-green kyllinga is related to yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), and both species have a triangular stem. Yellow Read more»