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Adam Thoms

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(515) 294-1957
Email:
athoms@iastate.edu
Room:
141 Horticulture
Bio

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Plants, Soils and Insects 2015

Master of Science, University of Tennessee, Plant Sciences, 2008

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, Horticulture, 2006

Research Focus

Effective and economical management strategies for commercial turfgrass managers.  Emphasis is on the performance of turfgrasses subjected to various management techniques, investigating athletic field performance and safety, turfgrass adaptation to Iowa, and investigating root zone construction performance.

Awards/Scholary Recognition

2008, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee

2006, Watson Outstanding Sports Turf Graduate Student, Sports Turf Managers Association

Teaching Responsibilities

Horticulture 453 – Sports Turf Management and Establishment

Horticulture 454 – Turf and Landscape Irrigation