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Commercial Turfgrass and Ornamentals

Turfgrass and ornamentals make up the largest segment of horticultural plant culture in Kansas. Everyone who interacts with green spaces benefits from research-based information on plant care.

The “green industry” touches a wide array of people including homeowners, park users, golfers, golf course superintendents, lawn care operators, sports turf managers, school and league sports teams, city and state parks and grounds departments, and sod producers.

See the list of topics in the left column for more specific information.


Cheryl Boyer, nursery crops

Raymond Cloyd, entomology

Jason Griffin, nursery crops

Jack Fry, turf

Megan Kennelly, plant pathology

Cathie Lavis, irrigation and landscape management

Judy O'Mara, plant pathology diagnostic lab