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Appendix E. Graduate Thesis Titles, Dates, and Committees

Agronomy

Year                     Author           Type

48  Weiland, William Keith           M.S.

Title: Influence of soil moisture and reaction of the effectiveness and persistence of pre-emergence applications of 2, 4-D as measured by seedling emergence

Committee Members (known)

Prof. H. B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy — advisor

Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Dept. of Agronomy

Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy

 

Agronomy
Year Author Type Title
48 Wieland, William Keith M.S. Influence of soil moisture and reaction of the effectiveness and persistence of pre-emergence applications of 2, 4-D as measured by seedling emergence
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H. B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy — advisor
Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy
50 Watson, James R. Jr. Ph.D. Irrigation and compaction on established fairway turf.
Committee members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
51 Linlie, Neal Wright Ph.D. Variations in seed-set, pollen quality, yield, frequency of micro sporocyte quartets showing micronuclei among plants of red fescue Festuca rubra L and Fallax.
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy — advisor
Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. R.B. Alderfer, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.R. Fortmann, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.W. Pope, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
51 Stanford, John P Ph.D. Adaptation of herbaceous materials for highway slope control.
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy — advisor
Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.W. Pope, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
Dr. C.C. Wernham, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
52 Harper II, John C. Ph.D. Relationship of aerification, irrigation, and compaction to phosphorus penetration, root development, and population changes in a mixed turf of permanent grasses
Committee members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.W. Pope, Head, Dept. of Botany
Dr. R.P. Pennington, Prof. of Agronomy
Dr. H.W. Thurston, Prof. of Botany
52 Merkel, Edward John M.S. Effect of aerification on water runoff from established turf at various levels of soil moisture, soil compaction, and rates of water application.
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.R. Albrecht, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. R.B. Alderfer, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology
53 Romberger, John Albert M.S. Nitrification rates and value of some urea-formaldehyde fertilizers for growth of turf.
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy — thesis advisor
Dr. H.B. Sprague, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
55 Nelson, Myles F. M.S. A comparison of various methods of correcting soil compaction under established bentgrass turf.
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy — co-advisor
Dr. R.B. Alderfer, Dept. of Agronomy — co-advisor
Dr. H.R. Fortmann, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. L.T. Kardos, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy
57 Duich, Joseph Michael Ph.D. The extent of aberrants produced by Merion Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis L., as determined by first and second generation progeny tests.
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.R. Fortmann, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.B. Sprague, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Paul Grun, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
Dr. Russell Larson, Dept. of Horticulture
58 Schmidt, Richard Edward M.S. The effect of 2, 4-D on various turfgrass species at different stages of seedling growth.
Committee Members (known)
Prof. H.B. Musser, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H.B. Sprague, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. J. L. Starling, Dept. of Agronomy
60 Swartz, Walter E. M.S. The effects of compaction on the physical properties of sand-soil-peat mixtures at various moisture contents.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. H.B. Sprague, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Louis T. Kardos, Prof. of Soil Technology — thesis advisor
Dr. A.J. Kovar
Dr. H.W. Highee
Dr. L.J. Johnson
64 Dudeck, Albert Eugene Ph.D. A preliminary investigation on the reproductive and morphological behavior of several Colonial Bentgrass.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Walter I. Thomas, Prof. of Agronomy — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Howard B. Sprague, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. J.E. Wright
Dr. J.L. Starling, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. A.C. Richer, Dept. of Agronomy
66 Slater, Richard Alexander M.S. The evaluation of several nitrogen fertilizer formulations on Merion Kentucky Bluegrass.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Asst. Prof. of Soil Technology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Walter I. Thomas, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
67 Downs, William Gershom M.S. Effects of siduron on crabgrass and several turfgrass species.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Walter I. Thomas, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. J.L. Starling, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. D.V. Waddington, Dept. of Agronomy
67 Shoop, George Jerome Ph.D. The effects of various coarse textured material and peat on the physical properties of Hagerstown soil for turfgrass production.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Louis T. Kardos, Prof. of Soil Technology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Walter I. Thomas, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Drs. A.S. Hunter, G.W. McKee, H.B. Couch, D.V. Waddington, J.R. Bloom
68 Shelly, Christopher H. M.S. The VSC of loxynil, Bromoxynil, 2, 4-D and Dicamba for broadleaf weed control in seedling turfgrasses.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. J.M. Duich, Dept. of Agronomy — advisor
Dr. D.V. Waddington, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. S.M. Raleigh, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. R.W. Cleveland, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. J.L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
69 Goldberg, Clifford W. M.S. An evaluation of two benzimidazole fungicides on several turfgrass diseases.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Assoc. Prof. of Plant Pathology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology
69 Keckley, Blaine William M.S. Influence of ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass types and seeding rates on turfgrass establishment.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science - thesis advisor
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Assoc. Prof. of Plant Pathology
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology
69 Moberg, Edwin Louis M.S. Evaluation of nitrogen sources for turfgrass fertilization.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. L.F. Marriott, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology - thesis advisor
Dr. Walter I. Thomas, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Herbert Cole, Dept. of Plant Pathology
69 Perkins, A. Thomas Ph.D. Inbreeding and pathogen inoculation response of colonial bentgrass.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor 
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy 
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Assoc. Prof. of Plant Pathology  
Dr. Roy G. Creech, Dept. of Horticulture
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology
69 Zimmerman, Tommy Lynn M.S. Infiltration rates and fertility levels of physically amended Hagerstown soil.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. W.I. Thomas, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Ernest L. Bergman, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Louis T. Kardos, Prof. of Soil Physics
Dr. J.W. Mastalerz
72 Moberg, Edwin Louis Ph.D. Turfgrass cultivar identification by peroxidase isoenzyme composition.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor 
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Asst. Prof. Turfgrass Science
73 Zimmerman, Tommy Lynn Ph.D. The effect of amendment, compaction, soil depth, and time on various physical properties of physically modified Hagerstown soil.
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Louis T. Kardos, Prof. of Soil Physics
Dr. Ernest L. Bergman, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Francis Witham, Assoc. Prof. of Biology
75 Sheffer, Kim M. M.S. Physiological and morphological effects of mowing management.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. J.M. Duich, Dept. of Agronomy — co-advisor
Dr. T.L. Watschke, Dept. of Agronomy — co-advisor
Dr. D.V. Waddington, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. J.S. Shenk, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. H. Cole, Dept. of Plant Pathology
75 Wehner, David J. M.S. Separation of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) cultivars using peroxidase isoenzyme composition.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy  
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Technology
Dr. G.W. McKee
Dr. R.L. McCarl
76 Long, Forrest William M.S. Control of Poa annua L. on turf areas with growth regulators.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy  
Dr. D.V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Joseph D. Harrington
76 Turner, Thomas Reams M.S. Factors affecting soil test results and recommendations for turfgrass areas.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science 
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Prof. of Plant Pathology
Dr. L.F. Marriott
76 Warren, Clifford Ph.D. Variable dollar spot tolerance and pythium blight stimulation with Benzimidazole fungicides in turfgrasses.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. H. Cole, Dept. of Plant Pathology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. J.M. Duich, Dept. of Agronomy — thesis co-advisor
Dr. D.H. Petersen, Dept. of Plant Pathology
Dr. R.R. Nelson, Dept. of Plant Pathology
Dr. D.V. Waddington, Dept. of Agronomy
78 Brede, Andrew Douglas M.S. Physical characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass turf.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science 
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science 
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Prof. of Plant Pathology
78 Casnoff, David Michael M.S. Soil strength and soil temperature: their effects on root growth of tall fescue.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Daniel D. Fritton, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Physics — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. William A. Kendall, Adjunct Prof. of Crop Physiology
Dr. Charles J. Hillson, Prof. of Botany
79 Wehner, David Joseph Ph.D. Heat tolerance of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.).
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
80 Bowling, Sandra Odell M.S. A varietal purity testing system for ryegrass (Lolium spp.).
Committee members (known)
Dr. Guy W. McKee, Prof. of Agronomy — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Larry J. Kuhns, Assoc. Prof. of Ornamental Horticulture
80 Hummel, Norman William Jr. M.S. Evaluation of slow-release nitrogen sources for turfgrass fertilization.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Richard H. Fox, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Prof. of Plant Pathology
80 Tindal, Bruce W. M.E. Factors influencing students in the turfgrass winter course program to select a golf course career.
Committee Members (known)
Dr. Daryl K. Heasley, Dept. of Rural Sociology Extension — advisor
Dr. J.M. Duich, Dept. of Agronomy
80 Turner, Thomas Reams Ph.D. Soil test calibration studies for turfgrass.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Cyril B. Smith, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Jon K. Hall, Asst. Prof. of Soil Chemistry
80 Welterlen, Mark Stephen M.S. Techniques for automated temperature measurements in the microenvironment of Kentucky bluegrass.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Charles T. Morrow, Prof. of Agricultural Engineering
81 Throssell, Clark Stuart M.S. Management factors affecting putting green speed.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
82 Brede, Andrew Douglas Ph.D. Interaction of three turfgrass species.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Prof. of Plant Pathology
Dr. Gerard A. Jung, Adjunct Prof. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
82 Hummel, Norman William Jr. Ph.D. Evaluation of sulfur coated urea for fertilization of turfgrasses.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Richard H. Fox, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Cyril B. Smith, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
82 Welterlen, Mark Stephen Ph.D. The effects of microenvironment and nitrogen fertility on tissue components and cold hardiness of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) turf.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Gerard A. Jung, Adjunct Prof. of Agronomy
Dr. Harold G. Marshall, Adjunct Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Frances H. Witham, Prof. of Horticulture and Plant Physiology
84 Breuninger, James Markward Ph.D. Growth regulation of cool-season turfgrass.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Richard N. Arteca, Asst. Prof. of Olericulture
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Loren D. Tukey, Prof. of Pomology
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
84 Howard, Harold F Ph.D. Physiological aspects of variable high-temperature tolerance among Kentucky bluegrass genotypes.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Richard N. Arteca, Asst. Prof. of Olericulture
Dr. Robert H. Hamilton, Prof. of Biology
Dr. Jack C. Shannon, Prof. of Horticulture Physiology
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
84 Landschoot, Peter J. M.S. Comparison of nitrogen fertilizers on Kentucky bluegrass turf.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Richard H. Fox, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Cyril B. Smith, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
85 Nelson, Eric K. M.S. Breeding and selection for rhizomatous colonial bentgrasses, Agrostis tenuis Sibth.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. James L. Starling, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Richard Craig, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
85 Langlois, Steven Roy M.S. Practices affecting putting green speed.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Daniel D. Fritton, Interim Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
86 Henderson, Richard L. M.Agr. Impact absorbtion characteristics and other properties of turf and soil surfaces.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Chauncey A. Moorehouse, Prof. of Physical Education
Dr. James C. Wambold, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
87 Prinster, Mark Gerald M.S. Chemical growth regulation of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) on Pennsylvania roadsides.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Steven F. Fales, Assoc. Prof. of Crop Science
Dr. Larry J. Kuhns, Assoc. Prof. of Ornamental Horticulture
Dr. Loren D. Tukey, Prof. of Pomology
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
88 Spak, David R. M.S. The effect of Mefluidide and cultural practices on the persistence and quality of annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) turf.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
88 Rogers III, John N. Ph.D. Impact absorbtion and traction characteristics of turf and soil surfaces.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Chauncey A. Moorehouse, Prof. Emeritus of Physical Education
Dr. Mian C. Wang, Prof. of Civil Engineering
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
89 Daniels, Robert Wesley Ph.D. Competitiveness of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and its ability to withstand the invasion of annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.).
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Nathan Hartwig, Prof. of Weed Science
Dr. Cyril B. Smith, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
89 Fidanza, Michael A. M.Agr. TurfEXS: The development of an expert system for turfgrass management: The weed management module.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Edwin G. Rajotte, Asst. Prof. of Entomology
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Nathan L. Hartwig, Prof. of Weed Science
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
89 Harrison, Scott A. M.S. Effects of turfgrass establishment method and management on the quantity and nutrient and pesticide content of runoff and leachate.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Drs. A.R. Jarrett, D.F. Kobler, R.O. Mumma
90 Nelson, Erik Kingsley Ph.D. Tissue culture, floral induction, and another development of colonial bentgrasses, Agrostis.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Charles W. Heuser, Assoc. Prof. of Horticultural Physiology
Dr. Charles H. Boyer, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
90 Yamamoto, Ikuko M.S. Agrostis cultivar identification and Penncross characterization by electrophoresis.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Larry J. Kuhns, Assoc. Prof. of Ornamental Horticulture
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
90 Hamilton, George Wesley Jr. M.S. Infiltration rates on experimental and residential lawns.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Albert R. Jarrett, Prof. of Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Robert L. Cunningham, Prof. of Soil Genesis and Morphology
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
91 Weiler, Richard Blake Ph.D. Evaluation of morphological and developmental selection criteria for turf-type tall fescue.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Gerard A. Jung, Adjunct Prof. of Agronomy
Dr. James L. Rosenberger, Assoc. Prof. of Statistics
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
92 Middour, Robert O. M.S. Development and evaluation of a method to measure traction on turfgrass surfaces.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Asst. Prof. Turfgrass Science
Dr. Chauncey A. Moorehouse, Prof. Emeritus of Physical Education
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
93 Clark, Jonathan M. M.S. Nitrogen release from fertilizers containing methylene ureas.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. Emeritus of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Richard H. Fox, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Paul R. Heller, Prof. of Entomology
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
93 Linde, Douglas Tord M.S. Surface runoff and nutrient transport assessment of creeping bentgrass and perennial ryegrass turf.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. Emeritus of Soil Science
Dr. Albert R. Jarrett, Prof. Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Jon K. Hall, Assoc. Prof. of Soil Chemistry
Dr. Ralph O. Mumma, Distinguished Prof. of Environmental Quality
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
94 Bevard, Darin S M.S. The effects of dithiopyr on creeping bentgrass (Agrostis palustris Huds.) and annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.).
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding, Interim Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Nathan Hartwig, Prof. of Weed Science
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Asst. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Larry J. Kuhns, Assoc. Prof. of Ornamental Horticulture
94 McNitt, Andrew S. M.S. Effects of turfgrass and soil characteristics on traction.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. Emeritus of Soil Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Chauncey A. Moorehouse, Prof. Emeritus of Physical Education
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
94 Yamamoto, Ikuko Ph.D. Solid matrix turfgrass seed priming effects on imbition, germination, emergence, growth rate, and post-storage viability.
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. Emeritus of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding, Interim Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Prof. of Crop Science
Dr. Gerard A. Jung, Adjunct Prof. of Agronomy
Dr. Micheal D. Orzolek, Prof. of Vegetable Crops
96 Clark, Kathy Kallenbach M.S. Mowing height and nitrogen and phosphorus fertility effects on perennial broadleaf weeds in four turf species.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Steven L Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. William S. Curran, Asst. Prof. of Weed Science
Dr. Jill Deikman, Asst. Prof. of Biology and Biotechnology
96 Couillard, Andree-Anne Ph.D. Thatch biodegradation and characterization using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy.
Committee members (known)
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Steven L Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. John S. Shenk, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Gabriella A. Varga, Prof. of Animal Science
96 Linde, Douglas T. Ph.D. Runoff, erosion, and nutrient transport from creeping bentgrass and perennial ryegrass turfs.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Daniel D. Fritton, Prof. of Soil Physics
Dr. Albert R. Jarrett, Prof. of Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
97 Backman, Paul Allen M.S. Variation in pathogenicity, morphology, and RAPD markers of Colletotrichum graminicola from turfgrass hosts.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. David R. Huff, Asst. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Barbara W. Pennypacker, Senior Research Assoc. in Agronomy
Dr. Gary Moorman, Prof. of Plant Pathology
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
97 Gates, Melissa Justine M.S. Seed set variation in the presence or absence of foreign pollen in apomictic Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.).
Committee members (known)
Dr. David R. Huff, Asst. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Richard Craig, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. Majid Foolad, Asst. Prof. of Plant Genetics
Dr. Andrew G. Stephenson, Prof. of Biology
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
00 Kauffman III, Gordon L. M.S. The effect of mechanical renovation on phosphorus and sediment runoff from two turfgrasses.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Charles F. Mancino, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Marvin L. Risius, Prof. of Plant Breeding
Dr. David D. DeWalle, Prof. of Forest Hydrology
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
00 McNitt, Andrew S. Ph.D. The effects of soil inclusions on soil physical properties and athletic field playing surface quality.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. Emeritus of Soil Science
Dr. Charles F. Mancino, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Daniel D. Fritton, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. Dennis R. Hiltunen, Assoc. Prof. of Civil Engineering
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
00 Xu, Xia Ph.D. Annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) and creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) genotypic response to varying levels of micronutrients.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Charles F. Mancino, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. David R. Huff, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Breeding
Dr. Jonathan P. Lynch, Assoc. Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Jon D. Chorover, Asst. Prof. of Environmental Soil Chemistry
Dr. Steven L. Fales, Head, Dept. of Agronomy
01 Hamilton, George Wesley Jr. Ph.D. Environmental factors affecting creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass tolerance to ice coverage.
Committee members (known)
Dr. David R. Huff, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Genetics — thesis advisor
Dr. Daniel P. Knievel, Assoc. Prof. of Crop Physiology
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Todd A. Sowers, Asst. Prof. of Geosciences
Dr. A.J. Turgeon, Interim Head, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
02 Park, Bradley Shane M.S. Evaluation of Dazomet for golf course fairway renovation.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Assoc. Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. A. J. Turgeon, Interim Head, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Dr. William S. Curran, Prof. of Weed Science
Dr. James C. Sellmer, Asst. Prof. of Ornamental Horticulture
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
03 Gover, Arthur M.S. Refining the process of converting Canada thistle-infested crownvetch to a fineleaf fescue groundcover.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Larry Kuhns, Prof. of Ornamental Horticulture — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. Emeritus of Soil Science
Dr. David M. Sylvia, Head, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
04 Kauffman III, Gordon L. Ph.D. The plant growth regulator activity of one biostimulant and its impact on the heat tolerance of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.).
Committee members (known)
Dr. Thomas L. Watschke, Prof. of Turfgrass Science — thesis advisor
Dr. Richard N. Arteca, Prof. of Horticulture
Dr. A. Daniel Jones, Sr. Scientist and Director of the Intercollegiate Mass Spectrometry Center
Dr. Daniel P. Knievel, Prof. of Crop Science
Dr. Jonathan Lynch, Prof. of Horticulture
Dr. David M. Sylvia, Head, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
04 Lyons, Eric Ph.D. Root distribution of creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass on golf course putting greens.
Committee members (known)
Dr. David R. Huff, Assoc. Prof of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Daniel P. Knievel, Assoc. Prof. of Crop Physiology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. David M. Eissenstat, Prof. of Woody Plant Physiology
Dr. Peter J. Landschoot, Prof. of Turfgrass Management
Dr. Jonathan P. Lynch, Prof. of Plant Nutrition
Dr. Teh-hui Kao, Chair, Intercollege Program in Plant Physiology
Botany
Year Author Type Title
47 Wolff, Emily Tower Ph.D. An experimental study of Colletotrichum graminicolum on fine turf.
Committee members (unknown)
Plant Pathology
Year Author Type Title
61 Moore, Laurence Dale M.S. he influence of environment on the susceptibility of highland bentgrass to foliar blighting incited by Pythium ultimum Trow.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Houston B. Couch, Assoc. Prof. of Plant Pathology — thesis advisor
Dr. Livingston, Head, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
64 Muse, Ronald Robert M.S. The influence of soil nutrition and soil moisture on corticum red thread of Pennlawn and Ranier fescues.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Houston B. Couch, Assoc. Prof. of Plant Pathology — thesis advisor
Dr. James Tammen, Head, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
65 Moore, Laurence Dale Ph.D. Pectic and cellulolytic enzymes associated with Pythium ultimum-blighted highland bentgrass.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Houston B. Couch, Assoc. Prof. of Plant Pathology — thesis advisor
Dr. James Tammen, Head, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
71 Brown, Guy Earl M.S. Pathogenicity of five Curvularia species on five turfgrass cultivars.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Richard R. Nelson — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Prof. of Plant Pathology, thesis co-advisor
Dr. James Tammen, Head, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
72 Fulton, Dennis Edward M.S. Etiological factors associated with fusarium blight of turfgrass.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Herbert Cole, Jr., Prof. of Plant Pathology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Paul E. Nelson, Prof. Plant Pathology — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
Dr. Donald V. Waddington, Prof. of Soil Science
Dr. James Tammen, Head, Dept. of Plant Pathology
Agricultural Education
Year Author Type Title
71 Litwhiler, Edward Leroy D.Ed. An evaluation of cooperative work experience for high school students utilizing a turgrass resource unit.
Committee members (known)
Dr. David R. McClay — thesis co-advisor
Dr. Glenn Z. Stearns — thesis co-advisor
Dr. William Williams
Dr. Norman Hoover, Assoc. Prof. of Agricultural Education
Dr. Joseph M. Duich, Prof. of Turfgrass Science
71 Seiler, Gerald H. M.Ed. Identification and classification of skills needed by employees in turfgrass occupations.
Committee members (known)
Dr. Norman K. Hoover, Assoc. Prof. of Agricultural Education
Dr. Gene M. Love, Assoc. Prof. of Agricultural Education
Dr. David R. McClay, Head, Dept. of Agricultural Education