Dr. Laurie Trenholm
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.
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
- Nitrate Leaching From Turf Fertilization (PDF)
- Using Best Management Practices to Maintain Turf in a Florida-Friendly Landscape (PDF)
- Whose Turf Are You Standing On? Basics of Lawngrass Selection and Maintenance (PDF)
- Zoysiagrass: How to Manage the New Kid on the Block (PDF)