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Meet Chrissie Segars, the new Extension turfgrass specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife

By |  April 22, 2019 0 Comments
Chrissie Segars

Chrissie Segars

Hello, turf lovers! My name is Chrissie Segars, and I am the new Extension turfgrass specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife in Dallas.

I grew up in a small town of fewer than 1,000 people in South Carolina, where the peaches are sweet, but the people are sweeter. I received my undergraduate degree from Clemson University (Go Tigers), a master’s degree from both Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University and went on to receive my Ph.D. in crop science from Oklahoma State University.

During my time at Oklahoma State, my research focused on screening turfgrasses for various characteristics, including sod tensile strength, photosynthetic capabilities concerning athletic field paint applications and carbohydrate production. In February 2019, I began my journey of becoming an Extension turfgrass specialist in Dallas. I’m excited to see what the future may bring.

Green grass is a lifestyle for all of us. I certainly believe in the future of turfgrass, but I also believe in the future of the people in the turfgrass industry. It’s my hope that through this position, I can have a positive impact, not only on the grass that grows on golf courses, athletic surfaces, home lawns and sod farms, but also on the people who manage those areas. My goal is to provide resources, education, hands-on demonstrations and real-life data to the turfgrass industry in the state of Texas on topics that you want and believe are needed.

I hope that I can develop positive relationships with superintendents that not only help their personal situations but that will also lead to a better turfgrass industry. I look forward to meeting and working with you all.

Chrissie Segars, Ph.D., is the Extension turfgrass specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. You may reach her via email at Follow her on Twitter @hairyligule21.

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