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TURFGRASS ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
FUND GRANTS

2006-2007

“Prospecting for Resistance to the Annual Bluegrass Weevil in Improved Cultivars of Poa annua” Daniel Peck, Ph.D - Department of Entomology, Cornell University

“Development of Molecular Techniques for Identification of Invasive Pest Crane Flies in Turfgrass” Daniel Peck, Ph.D & Ping Wang, Ph.D. - Department of Entomology, Cornell University

“Benefits of Turf: Reasons Why Pesticides and Fertilizers Applied to Turf are Not Just for Cosmetic Reasons” Martin Petrovic, Ph.D. - Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

“Integrated Cultural Practices to Reduce Dollar Spot on Golf Course Fairways” Alex Ellram, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Department of Plant Science, SUNY Cobleskill

2007-2008

Turfgrass and Landscape Weed Science Research
Marvin Pritts, Ph.D. – Professor/Department of Horticulture Chairperson, Cornell University

2008-2009

"Diagnosis Turf: Expanding New York's Opportunities to Resolve Pest Issues and Reduce Pesticide Use" Daniel Peck, Ph.D. - Department of Entomology, Cornell University

2013-2014

“New York State Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Golf Courses”
Frank Rossi, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
Blake Halderman, CGCS – Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association

“Effects of Sublethal Sodium Chloride Exposure on Turfgrass, Turf Weeds and Turf Diseases”
Tamson Yeh, Ph.D. – Turf and Land Management Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

“Towards Sustainable Management of the Annual Bluegrass Weevil”
Albrecht Koppenhofer, Ph.D. – Professor & Extension Specialist, Turfgrass Entomology, Rutgers University
Olga Kostromytska, Ph.D. – PostDoc, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University
Benjamin McGraw, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Golf & Plant Sciences Department, SUNY Delhi

“Expanding Membership and Educational Opportunities for K-12 School Grounds Maintenance Personnel”
Dominic Morales – Dean/Professor Emeritus, Applied Sciences & Recreation Division, SUNY Delhi

2014-2015

“Examining Soil Biota Associated with Drought Tolerance in Tall Fescue”
Jenny Kao-Kniffin, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Urban Weed Ecology, Cornell University
Kyle Wickings, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University
Frank Rossi, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
A. Martin Petrovic, Ph.D. - Department of Horticulture, Cornell University
Jennifer Grant, Ph.D. – New York State IPM
Joellen Lampman – New York State IPM

“Insecticide Resistant Annual Bluegrass Weevil:  Understanding, Managing and Preventing a Superintendent’s Nightmare”
Albrecht Koppenhofer, Ph.D. – Professor & Extension Specialist, Turfgrass Entomology, Rutgers University
Olga Kostromytska, Ph.D. – PostDoc, Department of Entomology, Rutgers University
Benjamin McGraw, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Golf & Plant Sciences Department, SUNY Delhi

“New York State Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Golf Courses Self-Assessment Project”
Stacey Kingsbury – Kingsbury Consulting
Ed Brockner – Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association

2015-2016

“Promote Professionalism Through Research and Education”
NYS Turfgrass Association

“Improved and Expanded Turfgrass Information Delivery”
Jennifer Grant, Ph.D. – NYS IPM Program

“New York State Best Management Practices (BMPs): Project Awareness and Impact”
Stacey Kingsbury – Kingsbury Consulting
Ed Brockner – Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association

2016-2017

Biological Controls of Annual Bluegrass Weevil with Novel Formulation Types and Application Systems for Entomopathogenic Fungi: Microsclerotia-based Formulations and Hydrogels
- Albrecht Koppenhofer, Ph.D. - Rutgers University - Department of Entomology

Best Management Practices (BMP) for New York State Golf Courses
- Stacey Kingsbury - Kingsbury Consulting
- Ken Benoit, Jr., CGCS - Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association

Environmental Stewardship Education for the Nassau Suffolk Landscape Grounds Association

Promote Professionalism Through Research and Education - Phase II
- New York State Turfgrass Association