Turf Program

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UNL Turfgrass Sciences Team provides industry-leading expertise

09/01/2022

Labor challenges are nothing new to the turfgrass industry and labor shortages have been especially hard felt over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Turfgrass Sciences program is not immune, and we are also facing a temporary personnel shortage. We are currently working to get back to a full roster and in the absence of a full team it has been challenging to communicate all the great things being done at the University.

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Keenan Loder Amundsen

Amundsen promoted to full professor

06/29/2022

Dr. Keenan Loder Amundsen is an important member of our turfgrass sciences team and is being promoted to full professor in August 2022. Keenan joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Turfgrass Sciences team as a Turfgrass Geneticist in 2011. Interviewing in January of that same year, the John Seaton Anderson Turfgrass Research Facility near Mead was under several inches of snow, and he couldn’t see the turfgrass germplasm that he’d soon be studying. Keenan and his family moved to Lincoln in May to start his career as an Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Genetics.

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