Today's Turf is Buffalograss

Keenan Amundsen, Ph.D.

Keenan Amundsen, Ph.D., discusses the advancements in buffalograss breeding and highlights the quality and performance improvements of modern cultivars in this 90-minute webcast. Buffalograss management challenges are also addressed, along with strategies for maintaining a healthy stand to meet both high and low expectations. Topics discussed include:

  • Adaptation, selection and direction of new cultivar development
  • Establishment and management practices to maintain quality turf
  • Damaged buffalograss – now what?

Original presentation date: April 4, 2013

Keenan Amundsen PhD

About the instructor

Keenan Amundsen, Ph.D., holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics from Alma College and turfgrass management from Michigan State University. Upon completion of his master's degree in crop and soil sciences from Michigan State University, he moved to Washington, D.C., and worked as a research technician in a USDA turfgrass genetics lab at the U.S. National Arboretum. While working as a technician, he earned his doctorate in bioinformatics and computational biology from George Mason University. Amundsen joined the University of Nebraska turfgrass sciences team as an assistant professor in 2011, and is currently a turfgrass geneticist and director of the turfgrass breeding program there.


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