The primary goal of my extension and outreach program, which is funded by the Giustina Turf Endowment, is improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management. Topics of interest related to this include, utilization of sustainable turfgrass varieties and cultivars, improving fertility and irrigation efficiency, and the use of pesticide alternatives. I will be involved with the development and implementation of integrated pest management programs designed to reduce pesticide use.
Barnes, M.R., K.C. Nelson, A.R. Kowalewski, A.J. Patton, and E. Watkins. 2020. Public land manager discourses on barriers and opportunities for a transition to low-input turfgrass in urban areas. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. In Press, Journal Pre-Proof. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126745
Reicher, Z.J., M.D. Sousek, A.J. Patton, A. Van Dyke, W.C. Kreuser, J.C. Inguagiato, K.M. Miele, J. Brewer, S. D. Askew, A. Hathaway, T.A. Nikolai, A. Kowalewski, and B. McDonald. 2020. Adding a Late Fall Application of Proxy (Ethephon) Before Two Traditional Spring Applications Improves Seedhead Control of Annual Bluegrass. Crop Forage and Turfgrass Management. 2020:1-18. DOI:10.1002/cft2.20031.
Blankenship, T., J. Lambrinos, L. Brilman, A. Kowalewski, R. Golembiewski, B. McDonald, C. Mattox and M. Dumelle. 2020. Water Requirements Influenced by Turfgrass Species and Mowing Height in Western Oregon. Crop Forage and Turfgrass Management. 2020:1-9. 2020:DOI:10.1002/cft2.20020
Mattox, C., A. Kowalewski and B. McDonald. 2020. Frequent soil surfactant applications influence anthracnose on an annual bluegrass research green. Agronomy Journal. 2020: 2020:1-27. DOI:10.1002/agj2.20222
Mattox, C., A. Kowalewski, B. McDonald, J.G. Lambrinos and J. Pscheidt. 2020. Combinations of rolling, mineral oil, sulfur, and phosphorous acid affect Microdochium patch severity. Agronomy Journal. 112:3383-3395. DOI:10.1002/agj2.20191
Mattox, C., A. Kowalewski and B. McDonald. 2020. The effects of iron sulfate heptahydrate water carrier volumes on Microdochium patch suppression and turfgrass quality. Agronomy Journal. 2020:1-8. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20133