Dr. Braun has a research background in
turfgrass science focusing on zoysiagrass, cultural weed and
disease management, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, and deficit irrigation, drought, and
traffic stress. 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
University, 2017; M.S. Horticulture, Kansas State
University, 2014; B.S. Sports an Urban Turfgrass
Management, North Dakota State University, 2011
J.A., R.C. Braun, and P.E. South. (in press). The effect of human insect
repellents on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) injury and recovery. Crop,
Forage and Turfgrass Management.
R.C. and D.J. Bremer. 2018. Nitrous oxide emissions in turfgrass receiving
different irrigation amounts and nitrogen fertilizer forms. Crop Sci. 58:1–14.
Hoyle, J.A., R.C.
Braun, J.A. Reeves, S.J. Keeley, and D.J. Bremer. 2018. Mowing height
and cultivation effects on tall fescue conversion to buffalograss. CFTM. 4:170061. doi:10.2134/cftm2017.08.0061
Braun, R.C., J.A.
Hoyle, J.A. Reeves, M.L. Flessner, and J.S. McElroy. 2018. Design and
construction of mowing track for turfgrass experimentation in greenhouses. Agron. J. 110:1180-1183. doi:10.2134/agronj2017.11.0625
Thompson, C.S., R.C.
Braun, J.A. Hoyle, and B. Van Ryzin. 2018. Mowing timing does not affect the efficacy of broadleaf herbicides
applied to control dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). CFTM. 4:170074. doi:10.2134/cftm2017.10.0074
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)