My research program addresses basic and applied research issues related to turfgrass management, physiology, and ecology. Research focuses on developing sustainable approaches new technologies for irrigation, nutrient management, and construction practices for golf course, sod production, and lawn systems. My program collaborates with faculty across a variety of disciplines to address problems of interest to turf industry stakeholders.
- Culpepper, T., Young, J., & Wherley, B. (2020). Comparison of four warm‐season turfgrass species to natural rainfall or supplemental irrigation in a semiarid climate. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. 3(1), 1-9.
- Culpepper, T., Young, J., Montague, D. T., Sapkota, M., Escamilla, E., & Wherley, B. (2020). Physiological Response to Water Deficit Stress with Restricted Rooting inTall Fescue and Zoysiagrass. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 38(1), 29-36.
- Chang, B., Wherley, B. G., Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. A., & West, J. B. (2019). Irrigation Salinity Effects on Tifway Bermudagrass Growth and Nitrogen Uptake. CROP SCIENCE. 59(6), 2820-2828.
- Culpepper, T., Young, J., Montague, D. T., Sullivan, D., & Wherley, B. (2019). Physiological Responses in C-3 and C-4 Turfgrasses under Soil Water Deficit. HORTSCIENCE. 54(12), 2249-2256.
- Chavarria, M., Wherley, B., Thomas, J., Chandra, A., & Raymer, P. (2019). Salinity Tolerance and Recovery Attributes of Warm-season Turfgrass Cultivars. HORTSCIENCE. 54(9), 1625-1631.
- Nissen, L. D., Jo, Y., & Wherley, B. (2013). Large patch activity in 'Palisades' zoysiagrass in response to irrigation, nitrogen and Civitas applications. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 103(5), 8-8.
- Xie, Runshi (2017-12). EVALUATION OF LEAF PROTEIN CONTENT, EXTRACTION, AND PURIFICATION IN NAPIERGRASS (Pennisetum purpureum SCHUMACH.). (Master's Thesis)
- Chavarria Sanchez, Manuel Roman (2017-08). Salinity Tolerance Mechanisms of Warm-Season Turfgrass Experimental Lines and Cultivars. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Dyer, Don Wesley (2017-08). Sand-capping Depth and Subsoil Influence on Turfgrass Establishment, Performance, and Irrigation Requirements. (Master's Thesis)
- Chen, Zhaoxin (2017-08). Daily Light Integral Requirements for Zoysiagrass and Bermudagrass Cultivars: Fertility, Mowing Height, and Growth Regulator Interactions. (Master's Thesis)
- Ojeda, Nadezda (2016-05). Effects of Deficit Irrigation, Fertilization, and Wetting Agent on Runoff Nutrient Concentrations and Exports from St. Augustine Lawns. (Master's Thesis)