Researchers | Program Supporters
Jim Brosnan, Ph.D.
Turfgrass Weed Science
Dr. Brosnan is the head of the turfgrass weed science research and extension program at the University of Tennessee. His research focuses on effective and economical strategies for broadleaf and grassy weed control in various turfgrass systems, including golf courses, athletic fields, and residential landscapes. He is also interested in the effects of plant growth regulators on both warm and cool-season turfgrasses. He received a B.S. in turfgrass science from Penn State University, an M.S. in plant, soil and insect sciences (turfgrass) from the University o f Massachusetts Amherst, and a Ph.D. in agronomy (turfgrass) from Penn State University.
Dr. Brosnan was recently named a co-Director of the University of Tennessee Center for Athletic Field Safety. The mission of this facility is to research the performance and safety of natural and synthetic turf surfaces used on athletic fields.
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Greg Breeden, M.S.
Greg has been a weed science extension assistant at the University of Tennessee since June 1996. He is responsible for managing all of the turfgrass weed science research projects at the University of Tennessee. Greg is also instrumental in the development of new turfgrass weed science extension/educational materials at the University of Tennessee. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in plant and soil science (weed science) from the University of Tennessee.
Turf Weed Science Graduate Students
Matt Elmore, M.S.
Turf Weed Science
Matt joined the University of Tennessee turfgrass weed science team in the summer of 2009 as an M.S. degree candidate. His research at the University of Tennessee will investigate the effects of environmental factors and weed morphology on the efficacy of herbicides used for dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum) control in place of MSMA. He will finish his M.S. degree in the fall of 2011 and will continue to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee after graduation.
Turf Weed Science
Pat joined the University of Tennessee turfgrass weed science team in the summer of 2011 as an M.S. degree candidate. His research at the University of Tennessee will investigate best practices for the use of new herbicidal active ingredients in the turfgrass market including indaziflam.