Publications in this section are from field and laboratory research conducted by the Kaminski Lab. All publications have been peer reviewed.


Frisvold, G., Agme, C., Ervin, D., Allen, J., Askew, S., Bowling, R., Brosnan, J., Elmore, M., Gannon, T., Kaminski., J., McCarty, L., McCurdy, J., Patton, A., Taylor, J., Unruh, J., and Bagavathiannan, M. (2023). Extension event attendance increases adoption of weed management practices by sports field managers. Weed Technology, 1-32. doi:10.1017/wet.2023.66

McCurdy, J. D., Bowling, R. G., de Castro, E. B., Patton, A. J.,Kowalewski, A. R., Mattox, C. M., Brosnan, J. T., Ervin, D. E., Askew, S. D.,Goncalves, C. G., Elmore, M. T., McElroy, J. S., McNally, B. C., Pritchard, B. D., Kaminski, J. E., and Bagavathiannan, M. V. 2023. Developing and implementing a sustainable, integrated weed management program for herbicide-resistant Poa annua in turfgrass. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management, 9, e20225.

Kowalewski, A. R.Mattox, C. M.Brosnan, J. T.Kaminski, J. E.Patton, A. J.McCurdy, J. D.Bowling, R. G.Gannon, T. W.Askew, S. D.McElroy, J. S.Unruh, J. B.Elmore, M. T.Carroll, D. E., & De Castro, E. B. (2023). Using survey results to direct future extension efforts in annual bluegrass managementNatural Sciences Education52, e20123.

Bengyella, L, T.R. Russell, and J.E. Kaminski. 2023. Stimulatory and inhibitory role of allelopathic chlorogenic acid in seed germination and seedling growth of tall fescue grass (Festuca arundinaceae Schreb.) via pH reprogramming. J. of Plant Growth Regulation.


David E. Ervin, Lori Mitchell Dixon, Andrew Montry, Aaron J. Patton, Becky Bowling, Matthew T. Elmore, Travis W. Gannon, John E. Kaminski, Alec R. Kowalewski, Jay D. McCurdy, J. Scott McElroy, J. Bryan Unruh, and Muthukumar V. Bagavathiannan. 2022. Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities for Improved Lawn Weed Management: Insights from U.S. Lawn Care Operators. Outlooks on Pest Management 33:95-100.


Carroll, D.E., J.E. Kaminski, and P.J. Landschoot. 2021. Influence of cultivation method, seeding rate, and fertilizer rate on establishment of creeping bentgrass for putting green renovation. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management.

Lulis, T.L, and J.E. Kaminski. 2021. Influence of mowing height of cut and frequency for golf tournament preparation on putting green ball roll distance and turfgrass quality. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J.

Lulis, T.L., T.R. Russell, and J.E. Kaminski. 2021. Influence of brush type and brushing frequency on putting green ball roll distance and turfgrass quality. Crop Sci.


Carroll, D.E., J.E. Kaminski, and J.A. Borger. 2020. Efficacy of natural herbicides on dandelion (Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers) and white clover (Trifolium repens L.) populations. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J.

Carroll, D.E., J.E. Kaminski, and P.J. Landschoot. 2020. Creeping bentgrass seed germination in growth chambers at optimal and suboptimal temperatures. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management.

Russell, T.R., T.T. Lulis, B.A. Aynardi, K.T. Tang, and J.E. Kaminski. 2020. Buckhorn plantain (Plantago lanceolata) resistant to 2,4-D in Pennsylvania and alternative control options. Weed Tech.

Tang, K., T.T. Lulis, T.R. Russell, and, J.E. Kaminski. 2020. Long‐term influence of nitrogen, plant growth regulators, and iron sulfate on annual bluegrass populations and turfgrass quality on a golf green. Crop Sci.


Kaminski, J.E., T.T. Lulis, and T.R. Russell. 2019. Effect of hydraulic fluid type and remediation practices on hydraulic leak injury to creeping bentgrass putting greens. HortTech 29(6):941-945. PDF

Kaminski, J.E., T. Russell, and P. Koch. 2019. First report of Ophiosphaerealla agrostidis infecting creeping bentgrass in Wisconsin. Plant Disease 103:2129.

Russell, T.R., J.E. Kaminski, and P.H. Dernoeden. 2019. First report of Magnaporthe oryzae causing gray leaf spot on tall fescue in Delaware and Maryland. Plant Disease.


Stephens, C.M. and J.E. Kaminski. 2018. In vitro fungicide-insensitive profiles of Sclerotinia homoeocarpa populations from Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. Plant Disease.

Smith, D.L., J.P. Kerns, N.R. Walker, A.F. Payne, B. Horvath, J.C. Inguagiato, J.E. Kaminski, M. Tomaso-Peterson, P.L. Koch. 2018. Development and validation of a weather-based warning system to advise fungicide applications to control dollar spot on turfgrass. PLoS ONE 13(3):e0194216. pdf


Baetsen-Young, A.M., J.E. Kaminski, and M. Tien. 2017. Lignocellulos degrading capabilities of Sphaerobollus stellatus in creeping bentgrass. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J. 13:145-152.

Han, K.M. J.E. Kaminski, and T.T. Lulis. 2017. Influence of nitrogen, plant growth regulators, and iron sulfate on annual bluegrass (Poa annua L.) populations on a golf green. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J. 13:661-669.


Bigelow, C.A., and J.E. Kaminski. 2016. Social Media and electronic Networking Use and Preferences among Undergraduate Turf Science Students. Nat. Sci. Educ. 45:1-8.

Inguagiato, J.C., J.E. Kaminski, and T.T. Lulis. 2016. Effect of Phosphite rate and source on cyanobacteria colonization of putting green turf. CropSci: doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.06.0469.


Baetsen-Young, A.M., J.E. Kaminski, M.T. Kasson, and D.D. Davis. 2015. Insights into the Biology of Sphaerobolus stellatus as a Causal Agent of Thatch Collapse in Golf Turfs. CropSci 55:2342-2351. pdf

Huang, Y., J.E. Kaminski, and P.J. Landschoot. 2015. Regulation with Trinexapac-ethyl and Dew Removal at the Time of Fungicide Application Did Not Influence Dollar Spot Control. HortScience 40:496-500. pdf


Li, Y., W. Uddin, and J.E. Kaminski. 2014. Effects of relative humidity on infection, colonization and conidiation of Magnaporthe oryzae in gray leaf spot pathosystem. Plant Pathology DOI:10.1111/ppa.12127. pdf


Delvalle, T., P.J. Landschoot, and J.E. Kaminski. 2011. Effects of dew removal and mowing frequency on fungicide performance for dollar spot control. Plant Disease 95:1427-1432. pdf

Jones, M.A., J.E. Kaminski, N.E. Christians, and M.D. Hoffman. 2011. Using blogs to disseminate information in the turfgrass industry. Journal of Extension 49:1RIB7.

Putman, A.I. and J.E. Kaminski. 2011. Mowing frequency and plant growth regulator effects on dollar spot severity and on duration of dollar spot control by fungicides. Plant Dis. 95:1433-1442.


Patton, A.J., and J.E. Kaminski. 2010. Tracking the impact of your web-based content. Journal of Extension 48:4TOT1.

Putman, A.I., G. Jung, and J.E. Kaminski. 2010. Geographic distribution of fungicide-insensitive Sclerotinia homoeocarpa isolates from golf courses in the northeastern United States. Plant Disease 94:186-195. pdf


Kaminski, J.E., and M.A. Fidanza. 2009. Dollar spot severity as influenced by fungicide mode of activity and spray nozzle. HortScience 44:1762-1766.

Kaminski, J.E., and A.I. Putman. 2009. Safety of bispyribac-sodium on colonial bentgrass and influence on brown patch severity. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J. 11:219-226.

Fidanza, M.A., J.E. Kaminski, M. Agnew, and D. Shepard. 2009. Evaluation of water droplet size and water carrier volume on fungicide performance for anthracnose control on annual bluegrass. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J. 11:195-205.

Chi-Min C., K.A. de la Cerda, J.E. Kaminski, G. W. Douhan, and F.P. Wong. 2009. Geographic distribution and rDNA-ITS region sequence diversity of Waitea circinata var. circinata isolated from annual bluegrass in the United States. Plant Disease 93:906-911. pdf


Dernoeden, P.H., J.E. Kaminski, and S.J. McDonald. 2008. Creeping bentgrass and perennial ryegrass seedling tolerance to bispyribac-sodium. HortScience 43:2186-2190.

Dernoeden, P.H., J.E. Kaminski, and J. Fu. 2008. Selective removal of creeping bentgrass from Kentucky bluegrass with mesotrione and triclopyr. HortScience 43:509-513.


Fidanza, M.A., B.B. Clarke, M.L. Agnew, J.E. Kaminski, and T. Reed. 2007. Pesticide application research demonstrated at a field day event. J. of Extension. 45:1IAW7.

Kaminski, J.E., and P.H. Dernoeden. 2007. Seasonal emergence patterns of Poa annua in Maryland. Crop Sci. 47:773-779.

Kaminski, J.E., P.H. Dernoeden, and M.A. Fidanza. 2007. Environmental monitoring and exploratory development of a predictive model for dead spot of creeping bentgrass. Plant Disease 91:565-573.


Kaminski, J.E., P.H. Dernoeden, S. Mischke, and N.R. O'Neill. 2006. Genetic diversity among Ophiosphaerella agrostis strains causing dead spot in creeping bentgrass. Plant Disease 90:146-154.

Kaminski, J.E., and P.H. Dernoeden. 2006. Dead spot severity, pseudothecia development, and overwintering of Ophiosphaerella agrostis in creeping bentgrass. Phytopathology 95:248-254.

Fidanza, M.A., H.C. Wetzel III, M.L. Agnew, and J.E. Kaminski. 2006. Evaluation of fungicide and plant growth regulator tank-mix programmes on dollar spot severity of creeping bentgrass. Crop Protection 25:1032-1038.

Kaminski, J.E., and T. Hsiang. 2006. First report of Ophiosphaerella agrostis infecting creeping bentgrass in Canada. Plant Disease 90:1114.

McDonald, S.J., P.H. Dernoeden, and J.E. Kaminski. 2006. Creeping bentgrass tolerance and annual bluegrass control with Bispyribac-sodium tank-mixed with iron and nitrogen. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2006-0811-01-RS.


Kaminski, J.E., and Dernoeden, P.H. 2005. Dead spot of creeping bentgrass and hybrid bermudagrass. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2005-0419-01-DG.

Kaminski, J.E., and P.H. Dernoeden. 2005. Nitrogen source impact on dead spot (Ophiosphaerella agrostis) incidence and severity in creeping bentgrass. Int. Turfgrass Res. Soc. J. 10:214-223.

Kaminski, J.E., P.H. Dernoeden, N.R. O'Neill, and H.C. Wetzel III. 2005. A PCR-based method for the detection of Ophiosphaerella agrostis in creeping bentgrass. Plant Disease 89:980-985.

Kaminski, J.E., P.H. Dernoeden, and N.R. O'Neill. 2005. Environmental influences on the release of Ophiosphaerella agrostis ascospores under controlled and field conditions. Phytopathology 95:1356-1362.


Kaminski, J.E., C.A. Bigelow, and P.H. Dernoeden. 2004. Soil amendments and fertilizer effects on creeping bentgrass establishment, soil microbial activity, thatch and disease. HortScience 39:620-626.

Kaminski, J.E., P.H. Dernoeden, and C.A. Bigelow. 2004. Creeping bentgrass seedling tolerance to herbicides and paclobutrazol. HortScience 39:1126-1129.


Dernoeden, P.H., C.A. Bigelow, J.E. Kaminski, and J.M. Krouse. 2003. Smooth crabgrass control in perennial ryegrass and creeping bentgrass tolerance to quinclorac. HortScience 38:607-612.


Kaminski, J.E., and P.H. Dernoeden. 2002. Geographic distribution, cultivar susceptibility, and field observations on bentgrass dead spot. Plant Disease 86:1253-1259.

Kaminski, J.E., P.H. Dernoeden, N.R. O'Neill, and B. Momen. 2002. Reactivation of bentgrass dead spot and growth, pseudothecia production and ascospore germination of Ophiosphaerella agrostis. Plant Disease 86:1290-1296.