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The Tom and John Show
Interviews with leading experts in the turfgrass industry
About the hosts
Tom Watschke, Ph.D.
My research concerns the evaluation of plant growth regulators and the entire spectrum of herbicides for utility in turfgrass management systems. Research into the management of Poa annua as a desired golf course species is an ongoing and long term project. An interdepartmental project has been established to research the effects that fertilizers and pesticides that are applied to turf have on the quality of water emanating from turf-type situations. Other areas of research activity include: turfgrass physiology, turfgrass establishment methodology, and the evaluation of bio-stimulants.
John Kaminski, Ph.D.
I am an Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science at The Pennsylvania State University. After earning my B.S. in turfgrass science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1998, I went back to my home state where he earned my M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) from the University of Maryland. In addition to serving as the Director of the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program (2-Year Program) at Penn State, I conduct research focusing on optimization of chemical and cultural management strategies for turfgrass diseases and weeds.