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The Texas A&M University System has helped turfgrass managers, landscapers, sod producers, and the general public solve turfgrass related problems for many years. Through a network of research, extension, and teaching programs, Texas A&M has provided solutions based on sound research, extensive outreach educational programs,and assistance through statewide and county extension activities.
Research efforts strive to integrate urban landscape systems to enhance quality of life, develop improved technologies for the management of weeds, diseases, insects, and other important pests, develop turf systems to reduce impact of environmental pollutants, and develop landscape management systems that conserve natural resources. These research priorities are addressed through strong interdisciplinary cooperation in agronomy, breeding and genetics, plant physiology, entomology, pathology, weed science, and soil science, plant nutrition, and water quality.
Turfgrass Research, Education and Extension Endowment (TREEE) Funded Projects and Summaries
- Drought and Salt Tolerant Turfs for Groundwater Conservation and Reduced Irrigation Costs in the Texas High Plains - Balota, Maria
- Herbicides for Weed Control in Texas Turf - Grichar, James
- Evaluation of Turfgrass Species and Varieties for Drought Tolerance in a Renovated Linear Gradient Irrigation System - Heitholt, Jim
- Nitrogen Cycling through Turfgrass Clippings: Effect on Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations - Hons, Frank
- Development of Insect Resistance in St. Augustinegrass - Reinert, James
- Determine the ability of newer commercial irrigation scheduling systems for their ability to conserve water, reduce nutrient leaching, and reduce foliar diseases. - Steddom, Karl
- The Effects of Three-Dimensional Canopy Management on Overseeded Warm-Season Fairway Turf - Steinke, Kurt
- New Technology to Eliminate Organic Matter Accumulation in Bermudagrass Putting Greens - Steinke, Kurt
- Shelf Life and Tensile Strength of Tifway Bermudagrass Sod Amended with Composted Municipal Biosolids - Vietor, Don, White, Richard, Chalmers, David, Provin, Tony, Munster, Clyde, Tahboub, Mohammed, Schnell, Ronnie
- Turfgrass Research, Teaching and Extension Laboratory Operations - White, Richard, Chalmers, David, Steinke, Kurt
- Turfgrass Research, Teaching and Extension Laboratory Relocation - White, Richard, Chalmers, David, Steinke, Kurt
TREEE Scholarship Recipients
- Mitchell Schumann is a decorated veteran who comes to us via Austin Community College, where he served as a Supplemental Instruction Leader. Despite being a first generation college student, Mitchell has displayed a work ethic that has earned him a 4.0 GPA so far.
- Dianna Fisher brings in a 4.0 GPA over 54 hours from Kilgore College. She was recommended highly by Dr. Vince Haby, for whom she worked at the Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Overton.
Yearly TREEE Summaries
- 2011 Summary Reports for 2010-2011 Funded Projects
- 2010 Summary Reports for 2009-2010 Funded Projects
- 2009 Summary Reports for 2008-2008 Funded Projects
- 2008 Summary Reports for 2007-2008 Funded Projects
- 2007 Summary Reports for 2006-2007 Funded Projects
- 2006 Summary Reports for 2005-2006 Funded Projects