Dr. Braun has a research background in
turfgrass science focusing on turfgrass colorants, experimental zoysiagrass, Rhizoctonia
large patch disease development, fungicide efficacy, cultural weed and
disease management, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, and
turfgrass stress physiology in response to deficit irrigation, drought, and
Dr. Braun is a postdoctoral research
associate for Dr. Aaron Patton. His research focuses on investigating solutions
to management barriers in low-input fine fescue turfgrass systems, delivering
research based information to the public using new and innovate outreach
methods of social media, and evaluating coarse zoysiagrass phenotypes as a
low-input turf for golf course roughs and other low maintenance areas.
Ph.D. Horticulture, Kansas State
M.S. Horticulture, Kansas State
B.S. Sports an Urban Turfgrass
Management, North Dakota State University, 2011
Hoyle, J.A., R.C.
Braun, J.A. Reeves, S.J. Keeley, and D.J. Bremer. (in press). Mowing height
and cultivation effects on tall fescue conversion to buffalograss. CFTM. Link
Braun, R.C., J.A.
Hoyle, J.A. Reeves, M.L. Flessner, and J.S. McElroy. (in press). Design and
construction of mowing track for turfgrass experimentation in greenhouses.
Agron. J. doi: Link
Thompson, C.S., R.C.
Braun, J.A. Hoyle, and B. Van Ryzin. (in press). Mowing timing does not affect the efficacy of broadleaf herbicides
applied to control dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). CFTM. Link
Hoyle, J.A. and R.C.
Braun. 2018. Aerating your lawn. KSRE. MF-2130. Link
Braun, R.C., J.D. Fry, M.M. Kennelly, D.J.
Bremer, and J.J. Griffin. 2017. Single and sequential colorant application
effects on buffalograss and zoysiagrass color during dormancy. HortTechnology.
Thompson, C., J. Fry, R.
Braun, M. Kennelly. 2017. Rough bluegrass incidence in a new tall fescue
sward as affected by seeding rate and mowing height. CFTM. February. 3:1-4. Link
Braun, R., J.
Fry, M. Kennelly, D. Bremer, and J. Griffin. 2016. Colorant application volume
and color persistence on a ‘Chisholm’ zoysiagrass lawn. HortTechnology.
Miller, G.L., D.T. Earlywine, R. Braun, J.D. Fry, and M.M. Kennelly. 2016. Influence of nitrogen
source and application timing on large patch of zoysiagrass. CFTM. May. 2:1-9. Link
list of publications (research, extension, teaching)