- Chase Straw
- Assistant Professor
- Scott's Turf Facility
- Ph.D. Crop and Soil Sciences (Turfgrass Science), University of Georgia, 2017
- M.S. Crop and Soil Sciences (Turfgrass Science), University of Georgia, 2014
- B.S. Plant & Soil Science, University of Kentucky, 2010
Specialty: Turfgrass Science
I teach undergraduate courses in Turfgrass Management Systems (SCSC 429) and Turfgrass Maintenance (SCSC 430), and co-teach Professional Development in Turfgrass Science (SCSC 489). I also oversee Undergraduate Research (SCSC 491).
I hold a 70% research/30% teaching appointment. My primary research interest focuses on precision turfgrass management, which involves interdisciplinary approaches aimed at understanding the spatial and temporal variability of turfgrass systems in order to develop practical strategies for reducing management inputs and improving the overall user experience. My program also conducts general turfgrass management and physiology research that addresses issues for turfgrass management professionals and industry stakeholders.