Dr. Braun has a research background in
turfgrass science focusing on fine fescues, zoysiagrass, buffalograss and other low-input turfgrass systems, cultural weed and
disease management, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, deficit irrigation, and drought and
traffic stress. Dr. Braun is a lead research scholar for Dr. Aaron Patton. His research focuses on investigating solutions
to management barriers in low-input turfgrass systems, delivering
research based information using new and innovate outreach
methods, and evaluating coarse zoysiagrass phenotypes as a
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
Braun, R.C., A.J. Patton, E. Watkins, P. Koch, N.P. Anderson, S.A. Bonos, and L.A. Brilman. 2020. Fine fescues: A review of the species, their improvement, production, establishment, and management. Crop Sci. in press.
Patton, A.J., R.C. Braun, and D.V. Weisenberger. 2019. Single applications of natural postemergence weed control options do not provide effective ground ivy control. Crop Forage Turfgrass Manage. 5:180101.
Thompson, C.S., J.A. Hoyle, and R.C. Braun. 2019. Scalping tall fescue as soon as one day after treatment does not reduce glyphosate efficacy. Crop Forage Turfgrass Manage. 5:180098.
Braun, R.C., and D.J. Bremer. 2019. Carbon sequestration in zoysiagrass turf under different irrigation and fertilization management regimes. Agrosyst. Geosci. Environ. 2:180060.
Alderman, E.J., J.A. Hoyle, J.A. Reeves, and R.C. Braun. 2019. Evaluating the effects of nitrogen rate and simulated golf cart traffic on 'Cody' buffalograss roughs. Crop Forage Turfgrass Manage. 5:180079.
Patton, A.J., R.C. Braun, G.P. Shortgen, D.V. Weisenberger, B.E. Branham, B. Sharp, M.D. Sousek, R.E. Gaussoin, and Z.J. Reicher. 2019. Long-term efficacy of Poa annua control strategies on golf course putting greens. Crop Forage Turfgrass Manage. 5:180068
Braun, R.C., J.A. Hoyle, B. Van Ryzin, M.D. Sousek, and C.S. Thompson 2019. Postemergence herbicide tolerance of buffalograss entering winter dormancy. Crop Forage Turfgrass Manage. 4:180064
Hoyle, J.A., R.C. Braun, C.S. Thompson, and J.A. Reeves. 2018. Late-season bermudagrass control with glyphosate, fluazifop, and mesotrione combinations. Agrosystems Geosciences Environ. 1:180014.
Braun, R.C., and D.J. Bremer. 2018. Nitrous oxide emissions in turfgrass systems: A review. Agron. J.110:1-11.
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 Turfgrass Manage. 4:180023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
list of publications (research, extension, teaching)