Dr. Jason Kruse
Research: Turfgrass Management
My research focuses on how nutrient and water management strategies affect the health and environmental impact of turfgrass systems. Emphasis is placed on improving our understanding of stress physiology in warm-season grasses, safety and management of athletic fields, evaluation and development of new technologies in the areas of remote sensing, and soil moisture sensors as tools for improved management of turfgrass systems. The goal of my research program is to increase the knowledge related to the inputs (water, nutrients, etc.) required to maintain a healthy turfgrass system under a variety of conditions including traffic stress, drought stress, and nutrient deficiency. My program also emphasizes the construction of a knowledge base as it relates to the relationship between management of turfgrass systems and the resulting impact on water quality.