Dr. Roch E. Gaussoin of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the proud recipient of the Fred

V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award presented to him during the annual meeting of The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) in Houston earlier this fall.

In addition to being a professor of agronomy and horticulture, he also serves as an extension turfgrass specialist and state-wide coordinator for the university’s Master Gardener Program. He has also served as an editor for the International Turfgrass Research Society Journal from 1998 to 2005 and was a board representative and past chair of the Turfgrass Science division of the CSSA. He currently serves as an associate editor for crop science and the acquisitions editor for Applied Turfgrass Science.


In addition to being a long time supporter of TPI, Roch is currently the Editorial Advisor (cool season grasses) for TPI’s Turf News magazine.

In response to receiving the award, Gaussoin commented, “It was a very humbling and unexpected recognition.”

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