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Adam Thoms

Associate Professor

Department of Horticulture
141 Horticulture Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011-1100

(515) 294-1957
141 Horticulture


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/Scholarly 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



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