Turf research

Our research is multifaceted and focuses on many aspects of turfgrass management. With this in mind, our goal is to do research that has a broad appeal that can be used by turfgrass managers at the state, regional, national, and international level. First, we focus on the best management practices of turfgrass in the transition zone. This includes improved cultivar selection, fertilization, and cultural practices. We currently have six experiments that focus on variety adaptation in the transition zone and several more experiments focuses on fertilization practices of cool season turfgrass. Second, we focus on hard to control turfgrass weeds. Specifically, controlling annual bluegrass on golf courses greens and fairways and controlling bermudagrass in cool season turfgrass. Third, we have research focused on disease control issues of turfgrass in the transition zone.


Research resources

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    Articles

    Referred journal articles:

    • Teuton, T.C., C.L. Main, J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy, W.E. Hart, C.E. Sams, and T.C. Mueller. 2007. Hybrid Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa arachnifera Torr. x P. pratensis L.) Tolerance to Preemergence and Postemergence Herbicides. Weed Technol. In Press.
    • Teuton, T.C., J.C Sorochan, C.L. Main, T.J. Samples, J.M. Parham, and T.C. Mueller. 2006. Hybrid Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, and Tall Fescue Response to Nitrogen Fertilization in the Transition Zone. HortScience. In Press.
    • Teuton, T.C., C.L. Main, J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy, and T.C. Mueller. 2006. Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua) Control in Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) Putting Greens with Bispyribac-sodium. Weed Technol. In Press.
    • Teuton, T.C., G.E. MacDonald, C.L. Main, and B.J. Brecke. 2006. Characterization of fluazifop-p-butyl on bristly starbur (Acanthospermum hispidum). Weed Technol. 20:717-721.
    • Teuton T.C., C.L. Main, T.C. Mueller, J.B. Wilkerson, B.J. Brecke, and J.B. Unruh. 2005. Developing Prediction Models for Tropical Signalgrass Emergence in Florida. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science. doi:10.1094/ATS-2005-0425-01-BR.
    • Teuton T.C., J.B. Unruh, B.J. Brecke, and G.L. Miller. 2005. Hybrid Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L) Pers. x C. transvaalensisBurtt-Davy) Control with Glyphosate and Fluazifop-p-butyl. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science. doi:10.1094/ATS-2005-0119-01-RS.
    • Main, C. L., D. K. Robinson, T. C. Teuton, and T. C. Mueller. 2004. Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum L.) Control with Postemergence Herbicides in Dormant Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L. Pers.) Turf. Weed Technol. 18:1117-1119.
    • Teuton, T.C., J.B. Unruh, B.J. Brecke, G.M. MacDonald, G.L. Miller, and J.A. Tredaway-Ducar. 2004. Tropical Signalgrass (Urochloa subquadripara) Control with Preemergence- and Postemergence- Applied Herbicides. Weed Technol. 18:419-425.
    • Teuton, T.C., B.J. Brecke, J.B. Unruh, G.M. MacDonald, G.L. Miller, and J.A. Tredaway-Ducar. 2004. Factors Affecting Seed Germination of Tropical Signalgrass (Urochloa subquadripara). Weed Sci. 52:376-381.
    • Teuton, T.C., C.L. Main, G.E. MacDonald, J. Tredaway Ducar, and B.J. Brecke. 2004. Green Peanut Tolerance to Preemergence and Postemergence Herbicides. Weed Technol. 18:719-722.

    Technical reports:

    • Teuton, T. and B. Fresenburg. 2006. Exciting news and updates from the University of Missouri turf program. MVGCSA Newsletter. Fall. p. 4
    • Teuton, T., J. Sorochan, and B. Fresenburg. 2006. Are hybrid Kentucky bluegrasses adapted to the transition zone? MVTA Newsletter. Spring/Summer p. 6.
    • Teuton, T., J. Sorochan, and C. Main. 2003. Poa annua control with Velocity® herbicide. Tennessee Turfgrass. Oct/Nov. 2003. p. 27-29.
    • Teuton, T., B. Brecke, J. B. Unruh, S. Chandramohan, R. Charudattan, C. Stiles, G. Miller, J. Weinbrecht and L. Trenholm. 2003. Tropical signalgrass management in warm-season turf. Florida Turf Digest. 20:2:18-22.
    • Teuton, T.C., J.B. Unruh, and B.J. Brecke. 2003. Tropical signalgrass management in St. Augustinegrass sod: Biology and Control. Florida Turfgrass Research: UF/IFAS Turf Field Day and16th Annual South Florida Turf EXPO. p. 27-29.

    Abstracts:

    • Teuton, T.C., C.L. Main, J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy, and T.C. Mueller. 2006. Control of annual bluegrass with frequent applications of bispyribac-sodium. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting.
    • http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2006am/techprogram/P22448.HTM
    • Teuton, T.C., C.L. Main, J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy, and T.C. Mueller. 2006. Hybrid Kentucky bluegrass tolerance to pre and postemergence applied herbicides. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc.
    • Teuton, T.C., M.S. Harrell, C.L. Main, D.W. Williams, and T.C. Mueller. 2006. Investigation of a hand-held chlorophyll meter for turfgrass evaluation. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc.
    • Mueller, T.C., L.E. Steckel, J.S. McElroy, and T.C. Teuton. 2006. An update on herbicide resistance in Tennessee. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc.
    • Teuton, T.C., J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy, C.L. Main, and T.C. Mueller. 2005. Are heat tolerant Kentucky bluegrasses more suited for the transition zone? ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting. http://crops.confex.com/crops/2005am/techprogram/P8351.HTM
    • Teuton T.C., C.L Main, J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy, and T.C. Mueller. Heat tolerant bluegrass response to preemergence and postemergence applied herbicides. ASA/CSSA/SSSA Annual Meeting. http://crops.confex.com/crops/2005am/techprogram/P8252.HTM
    • Teuton, T.C., J.C. Sorochan, C.L. Main, B.N. Campbell, and T.C. Mueller. 2004. Annual bluegrass control with bispyribac-sodium on bentgrass putting greens. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 57:112.
    • Teuton, T.C., J.C. Sorochan, C.L. Main, B.N. Campbell, and T.C. Mueller. 2004. Selective control of overseeded perennial ryegrass in bermudagrass with ALS herbicides. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 57:348.
    • Main, C.L., D.K. Robison, T.C. Teuton, and T.C. Mueller. 2004. Management options for star-of-bethlehem (Ornithagalum umbellatum L.) control in bermudagrass Turf. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 57:344.
    • Teuton, T.C., B.J. Brecke, J.B. Unruh, G.E. MacDonald, G.L. Miller, and J.T. Ducar. 2003. Tropical signalgrass (Urochloa subquadripara) seed germination characteristics. Abstract Weed Sci. Society of America Annual Meeting. 43:11.
    • Teuton, T.C., B.J. Brecke, J.B. Unruh, G.E. MacDonald, G.L. Miller, and J.T. Ducar. 2003. Seed germination characteristics of tropical signalgrass (Urochloa subquadripara). Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 56:329.
    • Teuton, T.C., B.J. Brecke, J.B. Unruh, G.E. MacDonald, G.L. Miller, J.T. Ducar and T.C. Mueller. 2003. Control of tropical signalgrass (Urochloa subquadripara) in St. Augustinegrass. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 56:94.
    • Teuton, T.C., G.E. MacDonald, and B.J. Brecke. 2002. The activity of fluazifop herbicide on bristly starbur (Acanthospermum hispidum DC). Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 55:113.
    • Teuton, T.C., B.J. Brecke, J.B. Unruh, G.E. MacDonald, and J.T. Ducar. 2001. CGA362-622 for perennial weed management in warm season turfgrasses. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 54:69.
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    Our research program is self funded and these are the companies and organizations that donated to our program in 2007. We thank them for their contributions and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

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