Dr. Laurie Trenholm

Professor Dr. Laurie Trenholm

Environmental Horticulture
101A Mehrhof Hall
PO Box 110675
Gainesville FL 32611-0675
Phone: (352) 273-4524
Fax: (352) 392-1413
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Dr. Trenholm is a professor and urban turfgrass specialist. She works with the commercial lawn care industry and oversees the BMP Educational Program statewide. Dr. Trenholm received a PhD in Crop Science/Turfgrass Physiology from the University of Georgia and an MS in Environmental Horticulture/Turfgrass Science from the University of Florida.

Dr. Trenholm specializes in working with the commercial lawn care industry on problems relating to lawn grass cultural management, stress physiology, and Best Management Practices. Other research areas include Seashore Paspalum BMPs and nitrogen fertilization and chinch bugs.

Recent Publications

Trenholm, L. E., Unruh, J. B., and Sartain, J. B. (2013). "Nitrate Leaching and Turf Quality in Newly Sodded St. Augustinegrass". Journal of Plant Nutrition, 36(12): 1935-1943.

Trenholm, L. E., Unruh, J. B., and Sartain, J. B. (2012). "Nitrate Leaching and Turf Quality in Established 'Floratam' St. Augustinegrass and 'Empire' Zoysiagrass". Journal of Environmental Quality, 41(3): 793-799.

Cai, X., Trenholm, L. E., Kruse, J., Sartain, J. B. (2011). "Response of 'Captiva' St. Augustinegrass to Shade and Potassium." HortScience. 46(10):1400–1403.

Saha, S. K., Unruh, J. B. & Trenholm, L. E. (2007).  "Effect of fertilizer source on nitrate leaching and ornamental plant quality."  HortScience. 42:1478-1481.

Trenholm, L.E. and J.B. Unruh. (2007). St. Augustinegrass fertilizer trials. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 30:453-462.

Unruh, J. B., Stephenson, IV, D. O., Brecke, B. J. & Trenholm, L. E. (2006).  "Tolerance of seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum) to various herbicides."  Weed Technology.  20:612-616



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