Golf course Research

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Thomas J. (Tom) Samples
Turfgrass science and management



(1 mention)

Weed Olympics 
We've had an Olympic competition here in Tennessee involving ... plants. More specifically, plants we don't like or want. It's called the 'Weed Olympics' on the UT agriculture campus.


Recent Publications

Extent of herbicide resistance in annual bluegrass (Poa annua) on Tennessee golf courses.  Brosnan, J. T., J. J. Vargas, G. K. Breeden, and J. M. Zobel.  2020.  Weed Technology, (under review; submitted 8 February 2020).

A new method to measure golf course putting green uniformity.  Reasor, E. H., J. T. Brosnan, and M. S. Woods.  2020.  Testing and Evaluation, In press.

Surveying variability among annual bluegrass (Poa annua) phenotypes from Tennessee golf courses.  Taylor, D. R., J. T. Brosnan, J. J. Vargas, and G. K. Breeden.  2019.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting [USB Flash].

Thiophanate-methyl resistance in Sclerotinia homoeocarpa from golf courses in China Hu, J., S. Deng, T. Gao, K. H. Lamour, X. Liu, and H. Rena.  2018.  Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology.

Determinants of public golf course visitation and willingness to pay for turfgrass enhancement: A case study from Oklahoma, USA Joshi, O., C. Fontanier, D. K. Harris, N. C. Poudyal, and G. Kharel.  2018.  Journal of Cleaner Production, 205: 814-820.

Ground-Penetrating Radar Water Content Mapping of Golf Course Green Sand Layers Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, K. Grote, E. McCoy, L. Martinez, and D. Gamble.  2016.  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, JEEG, December 2016, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp. 215–229. [Abstract]

U.S. non-collegiate golf course superintendent’s perception of the Audubon cooperative sanctuary program.  Byrd, W., D. E. Kopsell, A. VanDerZanden, A. Spaulding, and D. A. Kopsell.  2016.  HortScience, 51(9):S374-S375.

Tennessee's Turfgrass Industry: Economic Contributions.  English, B. C., R. J. Menard, K. L. Jensen, C. Boyer, and J. T. Brosnan.  2016.  Tennessee Turfgrass, December 2016/January 2017. [Abstract]

Performance of Hybrid and Single-Frequency Impulse GPR Antennas on USGA Sporting Green Freeland, R. S., B. Allred, D. Gamble, L. Martinez, B. Jones, and E. McCoy.  2016.  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 21(2), 57-65. [Abstract]

The Genetic and Phenotypic Variability of Hybrid Bermudagrasses (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. x C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy) Used on Golf Course Putting Greens Reasor, E. H., J. T. Brosnan, R. N. Trigiano, J. E. Elsner, G. M. Henry, and B. M. Schwartz.  2016.  Planta.

New insects and old ones that will affect the landscape of your golf course.  Hale, F. A.  2015.  EPP Note 418, UT Extension.

Weed management options on golf course putting greens: Significant weed infestations are not common on creeping bentgrass and hybrid bermudagrass putting greens, but when they are, help is available.  Brosnan, J. T., G. K. Breeden, and A. J. Patton.  2014.  Golf Course Management, August, 82(8): p.92-98.