Posted: August 1, 2019

Kaiyuan Tang recently joined the Turfgrass Management lab where he will complete his Ph.D. on annual bluegrass resistance and management.

Kaiyuan Tang

Ph.D. Student, Agronomy

Kaiyuan is a Ph.D. student from Shenyang, China. He completed his M.S. at the University of Florida and his B.S. degrees at Michigan State University and Beijing Forestry University. For his master's thesis research, Kaiyuan investigated nitrogen requirements for renovated and established bermudagrass fertilized by slow release and soluble fertilizers in south Florida. For his bachelor's graduate experiment, Kaiyuan studied the effect of irrigation rate on zoysiagrass in northern China's green roof.

Kaiyuan was a student intern at Shenyang Century Golf Club. He also completed his undergraduate internship at Muirfield Country Club. Kaiyuan has turfgrass laboratory and field research experience while at Michigan State University and University of Florida.

Kaiyuan's Ph.D. research will focus on annual bluegrass herbicide resistance in managed turf systems.


M.S. - Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, 2018.

B.S. - Turfgrass Management (Sino-US Program), Michigan State University & Beijing Forestry University 2015.

Honors and Awards:

Graduated with honor from Michigan State University, 2017.

Professional Background:

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019-Present.

M.S. Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida, 2016-2018.

Turfgrass Laboratory Intern, Michigan State University, winter 2014.

Turfgrass Management Student Intern, Muirfield Country Club, Dublin, OH, US, summer to fall 2014.

Turfgrass Management Student Intern, Shenyang Century Golf Course, Shenyang, Liaoning, China, summer 2013.