Highlighted Research

Buffalograss Breeding and Management

Addressing Misperceptions Regarding Buffalograss Tolerance to Sandy Soils, Traffic and Shade – Keenan Amundsen, Luqi Li, Robert C. Shearman and Roch E. Gaussoin. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, vol. 13. October 19, 2017.

Herbicides Applied at or Shortly after Seeding Are Effective for Weed Control in Seedling Buffalograss – Luqi Li, Matthew Sousek, and Zachary Reicher. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 1(1) 1-7. 2015.

Buffalograss Management Strategies [PDF]– Keenan Amundsen

The Next Generation of Buffalograss Cultivars –Keenan Amundsen. Center for Grassland Studies. 20(3) 1 & 3. 2014.

Herbicide Tolerance of Buffalograss – Ryan M. Goss, John H. McCalla, Roch E. Gaussoin and Michael D. Richardson. Plant Management Network, 21 June 2006.

Culture & Management of Turfgrass Weeds

Annual Bluegrass Control on Putting Greens from Three or Four Years of Season-long Applications of Herbicides or Plant Growth Regulators in Three States – Zachary Reicher, Matt Sousek, Aaron Patton, Dan Weisenberger, Aaron Hathaway, and Ronald Calhoun. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management, 1(1): 1-7. 2015.

Fall or Late Winter Applications of Preemergence Herbicides Rarely Provide Season-long Control of Crabgrass (Digitaria spp) in Nebraska –Zachary Reicher, Matt Sousek, and Roch Gaussoin. Applied Turfgrass Science. 1-3. 2014.

Speedzone has Potential for Postemergence Goosegrass Control in Perennial Ryegrass and Creeping Bentgrass –L. J. Leibhart, M. D. Sousek, G. Custis, and Z. J. Reicher. Applied Turfgrass Science. 1-3. 2014.

Seasonal Timing of Glyphosate Application Influences Control of Poa trivialis – Cole Thompson, Jack Fry, Megan Kennelly, Matt Sousek, and Zac Reicher. Applied Turfgrass Science, 11(1) 1-2. 2014.

Weed Control and Turf Safety of Single and Sequential Applications of Herbicides Over Spring Seedings – Matt Sousek, Roch Gaussoin, Aaron Patton, Daniel Weisenberger, and Zachary Reicher. Applied Turfgrass Science, 11(1) 1-7. 2014.

Efficacy of Preemergence and Postemergence Herbicides for Controlling Common Purslane – Christopher Proctor and Zachary Reicher. HortScience, 48(7): 902-905. 2013.

Combining Preemergence Herbicides in Tank Mixtures or as Sequential Applications Provides Season-long Crabgrass Control in the Upper Midwest – Christopher Proctor, Matt Sousek, Aaron Patton, Daniel Weisenberger, and Zachary Reicher. HortScience, 12(8) 1159-1162. 2012.

Vegetative Reproduction Potential of Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) – Chris Proctor, Roch Gaussoin, and Zachary Reicher. Weed Technology, 25 (4):694-697. 2011.

Selectively Controlling Escaped Fountain Grass in Cool-Season Turf –Thomas Voight and Zachary Reicher. Plant Management Network, Applied Turfgrass Science. 2009.

Herbicide Selection and Application Timing in the Fall Affects Control of Ground Ivy – Zachary Reicher and Daniel Weisenberger. Plant Management Network, Applied Turfgrass Science. 2007.

Turfgrass Soil Management

Considerations with biostimulants in turfgrass- Michael Fidanza, Cale Bigelow, Stanley Kostka, Erik Ervin, Roch Gaussoin, Frank Rossi, John Cisar, F. Dan Dinelli, John Pope, and James Steffel. Chapter 15 in "Achieving sustainable turfgrass management". (2023). Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Cultivation Effects on Organic Matter Concentration and Infiltration Rates of Two Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) Putting Greens  – Charles Schmid, Roch Gaussoin, Robert Shearman, Martha Mamo, and Charles Wortmann. Applied Turfgrass Science. (2014) p. 1-7.

Organic Matter Concentration of Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens in the Continental U.S. and Resident Management Impact  – Charles Schmid, Roch Gaussoin, and Sarah Gaussoin. Applied Turfgrass Science. (2014) p. 1-2.

Biostimulants and Mycorrhizas do no increase Poa Pratensis Establishment on a Sand-based Rootzone – Ryan Goss and Roch Gaussoin. International Turfgrass Society Research and Journal, 12:169-176. (2013)

Characterization, Development, and Management of Organic Matter in Turfgrass Systems  – Roch Gaussoin, William Berndt, Colm Dockrell, Rhae Drijber. In: J.C. Stier et al. (ed.), editors, Turfgrass: Biology, use, and management. Agron. Monogr. 56. ASA, CSSA, SSSA, Madison, WI. p. 425-456. (2013).

Turfgrass Establishment and Growth 

Growth analysis of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars from six classification groups. Amanda Folck, Cale Bigelow, Yiewi Jiang, and Aaron Patton. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment, 6, e20444. (2023). 

Genotypic variation in germination rate, seedling vigor, and seed phenotype of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars- Amanda Folck, Cale Bigelow, Yiewi Jiang, and Aaron Patton. Crop Science, 63(5), 3065–3078. (2023).