Dr. Ben Wherley,
Associate Professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Specialty：Turfgrass Science & Ecology
I hold a 70% research/ 30% teaching appointment. My research program addresses basic and applied research issues related to turfgrass management and ecology. Research focuses on developing sustainable approaches to irrigation, nutrient management, and construction practices for golf course, sod production, and lawn systems. My program collaborates with faculty across a variety of disciplines to address problems of interest to turf industry stakeholders.
I currently teach undergraduate courses in Advanced Turfgrass Ecology and Physiology (SCSC 428), Professional Development in Turfgrass Science (SCSC 489), and Sports Field Construction (SCSC 427), and oversee undergraduate research projects (SCSC 491) each semester.
EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.
HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.
Address: 1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Contact: Jim Prewitt
Phone: (512) 251-9238 FAX: (512) 251-7117
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