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Ross C Braun

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Post Doc Research Associate
Horticulture Room 114A
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010

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

Selected Publications

Braun, R.C., and D.J. Bremer. (in press). Nitrous oxide emissions in turfgrass systems: A review. Agron. J.

Hoyle, J.A., R.C. Braun, and P.E. South. 2018. The effect of human insect repellents on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) injury and recovery. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Manage. 4:180023. doi:10.2134/cftm2018.03.0023

Braun, R.C. and D.J. Bremer. 2018. Nitrous oxide emissions in turfgrass receiving different irrigation amounts and nitrogen fertilizer forms. Crop Sci. 58:1762-1775. doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.11.0688

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. 27:393-398. Link

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. 26:314-319. Link

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

Complete list of publications (research, extension, teaching)

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