The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced that Bill Kreuser will be joining their team in January 2014, as the Turfgrass Extension Specialist, essentially replacing Roch Gaussoin who is now head of the Agronomy and Horticulture Department at UNL. Bill is originally from Wisconsin and completed his bachelors and masters degrees at UW-Madison and also worked as their Research Manager. In addition to Bill’s M.S. research on refining growth regulator application schedules, he was involved with a number of fertilization and management projects while at UW-Madison. In 2010, Bill started his PhD work at Cornell University examining physiological responses of creeping bentgrass to a novel horticultural oil (Civitas). In addition to his research and class work at Cornell, Bill also worked part time at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell as their spray technician. Bill’s unique combination of practical experience, background in soils and turfgrass physiology, work ethic, research talent, communication skills, and intellect separated him from the deep field of 15+ other candidates for this position. Though Bill officially starts on January 6, 2014 (just in time for the Nebraska Turf Conference), you’ll have the opportunity to meet Bill at Field Day on July 24 (Registration information available at


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