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Cale A Bigelow

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Professor of Horticulture
765.494.4692
765.494.0391
HORT Room 318
625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Awards & Honors

(2014) Golf Course Industry - Super Social Media Award (Best Use of Twitter). Golf Course Industry Magazine.

(2013) R.L. Kohl’s-Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. College of Agriculture-Purdue University.

(2010) Outstanding Counselor - Agronomy Department. College of Agriculture.

(2008) Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor-Agronomy Department. Purdue College of Agricuture.

(2008) Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. Purdue College of Agriculture.

(2006) Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor - Agronomy Department. Purdue University.

(2005) Membership - Gamma Sigma Delta. Gamma Sigma Delta.

(2004) School of Agriculture Team Award. School of Agriculture.

Selected Publications

Bigelow, C. A., Camberato, J., & Patton, A. J. (2013). Fertilizing Established cool-season lawns: Maximizing turf health with responsible fertility programs. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/AY-22-W.pdf

Bigelow, C. A., Nemitz, J. R., & Moeller, A. C. (in press). Repair tool and nitrogen regime effects on golf ball pitch mark healing. Hort Technology.

Bigelow, C. A., & Tudor Jr., W. (in press). Flurprimidol application timing affects annual bluegrass suppression in a mixed annual bluegrass and creeping bentgrass fairway. Hort. Technology.

McMillan, M. F., Kostka, S., Boerth, T., Cisar, J., Bigelow, C. A., Soldat, D., . . . Williams, K. (2013). Monitoring seasonal soil water repellancy in USA golf course putting greens. Intl. Turf Soc. Res. Journal, 12, 815-818.

Bigelow, C. A., & Soldat, D. J. (2013). Turfgrass root zones: Management, construction methods, amendment characterization, and use. In Turfgrass: Biology, Use, and Management. (Vol. 1, pp. 383-424). Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy.

Hoctor, T. L., Gibb, T. J., Bigelow, C. A., & Richmond, D. S. (in press). Survival and infectivity of the insect-parasitic nematode Heterohabiditis bacteriophora Poniar in solutions containing four different turfgrass soil surfactants. Insects-Pest Control Mgmt J..

McMillan, M. F., Kostka, S., Boerth, T., Bigelow, C. A., Cisar, J., Soldat, D. J., . . . Williams, K. (in press). The influence of turfgrass growth patterns and irrigation water quality on soil water repellency in U.S. golf course greens.. International Turfgrass Research Society Journal.

Bigelow, C. A., Gibb, T., Jiang, Y., Latin, R., Patton, A., & Richmond, D. (2012). Lawns and the Summer 2012 Drought/Heat Crisis: Now What?, 11. Retrieved from http://www.agry.purdue.edu/turf/pubs/082012_DroughtPublication.pdf

Bigelow, C. A., Moeller, A. C., & Nemitz, J. R. (in press). Soil surfactants and humic acid application affects water retention, repellency and localized dry spot in a sand-based rootzone.. The Bouyoucos Conference on the Advances in Research on Soil Biological, Chemical and Physical Properties for Sustainable Constructed Rootzones, 1.

Bigelow, C. A., & Moeller, A. C. (in press). Changes in sand-rootzone physical properties and functional performance characteristics from contrasting cultivation and sand topdressing programs.. The Bouyoucos Conference on the Advances in Research on Soil Biological, Chemical and Physical Properties for Sustainable Constructed Rootzones, 1.