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Speaker: Dr. Joey Young, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science

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    Educational Programs @ Nursery/Landscape EXPO'22

    Date / Time:  Wednesday, August 10, 1:55 pm - 2:55 pm
    Session Title:   TCEQ CEU Session: What lies beneath: Understanding the Role of Microbes in Your Landscape for Better Water Conservation
    Education CEUs:  TCEQ: 1 TNLA: 1

    Must be registered for Wednesday Education CEU sessions to attend. Please note, to receive a full 8 hours of TCEQ CEUs you must attend these sessions for the full day! With Speaker, Dr. Joey Young, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science with Texas Tech University Recent research from Texas Tech University quantified soil microbial populations from urban turfgrass landscapes in Lubbock, TX. Turfgrass lawns accumulated greater microbial populations with age, but they experienced a shift to higher bacterial populations with age. Management practices may facilitate this transition, but differing management practices implemented in lawn management did not seem to affect microbial population growth.


    Dr. Joey Young,

    Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science; Plant & Soil Science

    Dr. Young served as a graduate research assistant in the department of horticulture at the University of Arkansas, and at Mississippi State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. His turfgrass management experience includes a variety of duties at the University of Arkansas, Mississippi State University, and an internship with the United States golf Association in Charlotte, NC.

    Dr. Young received his bachelor's degree in agronomy with an emphasis in golf course and sports turf management and his master's degree in plant pathology from Mississippi State University. His doctorate in turfgrass science is from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the Crop Science Society of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and the American Phytopathological Society.

    Research -- Dr. Young is particularly interested in continuing his research efforts on water quantity and quality issues related to all turf management. Weed control is another challenge facing turf managers in this region, so determining management or chemical control options will be a high priority, he said. “My research background involves both turfgrass pathology and physiology, so combining the knowledge I've gained, I'd like to help turf managers maintain the healthiest turf possible in a tough environment through best practices,” Young said

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