My main research interests are in germplasm characterization and development of breeding populations, and the utilization of new technologies in association with conventional breeding methods for turfgrass improvement.
Publications – via Google Scholar
CS (HS) 211 – Plant Genetics
While I do not hold a formal extension appointment, the turfgrass breeding and genetics program has a broad group of clientele. As such, my extension activities typically include outreach interactions with sod growers, turfgrass seed companies, and other components of the turfgrass industry.
- Development of colchicine‐induced tetraploid St. Augustinegrass ( Stenotaphrum secundatum ) lines, Plant Breeding (2019)
- Field and Laboratory Evaluation of Bermudagrass Germplasm for Cold Hardiness and Freezing Tolerance, Crop Science (2019)
- Molecular Dissection of Quantitative Variation in Bermudagrass Hybrids (Cynodon dactylon x transvaalensis): Morphological Traits, G3-GENES GENOMES GENETICS (2019)
- Analysis of St. Augustinegrass cultivars using SSR markers and testing for the presence of Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (2018)
- Controlled Freezing Tests and QTL Mapping in Cold-acclimated and Non-acclimated Zoysiagrass (2018)
- From Classical to Molecular Approaches: Building a Turfgrass Breeding Program for the Transition Zone (2018)
- From the breeder’s corner (2018)
- High-density genetic maps of St. Augustinegrass and applications to comparative genomic analysis and QTL mapping of turf quality traits, BMC Plant Biology (2018)
- Linkage analysis and identification of quantitative trait loci associated with freeze tolerance and turf quality traits in St. Augustinegrass, Molecular Breeding (2018)
- ‘DT-1’, a Drought-tolerant Triploid Turf Bermudagrass, HortScience (2018)