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Nick Christians

Emeritus Faculty

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


Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Agronomy, 1979
Master of Science, Ohio State University, Agronomy, 1977
Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Outdoor Recreation/Forestry, 1972

Research Focus

The adaptation of grasses and grass cultivars to Midwestern conditions.  Pesticide use on turfgrasses with an emphasis on weed control.  The effects of biostimulants on cool-season grasses.

Awards/Special Recognition

2014 Super Social Media Award from Golf Course Industry and Aquitrols Corp.
2012 University Award for Achievement in Intellectual Property
2012 Dean Lee Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research
2009 Iowa State Horticultural Society “Honor Award”
2006 Sigma Xi membership  2004, Iowa State University Foundation Award for Excellence in Academic Advising
2004 Appointed to Musser International Turfgrass Foundation Board of Directors
2002 Agriculture College Faculty Member of the year, Veishea
2000 Named University Professor
1999 Fred Grau, Turfgrass Research Award from Crop Science Soc. of America
1998 Iowa Inventor of the Year Award
1997 Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Golf Course Superintendent’s Assoc
1996 R & D 100 Award for development of new technology
1996 Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America
1995 Iowa Horticultural Society Certification of Merit Award
1995 Extension Education Aids Award from ASHS
1995 Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy
1994-1996 Elected as board member of Crop Science Soc of America & American Soc of  Agron
1995 Nebraska Turfgrass Foundation President’s Award
1994 Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Service Award
1991 American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Undergraduate Educator  Award
1990 Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Honor Society
1989 Louis Thompson Advisor Award, ISU, College of Agriculture
1989 Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award Chosen as one of three editors for the International Turfgrass Society Journal published in 1993 International Turfgrass Society, Exceptional Editorial Service Award,
1993 Elected Chair, Crop Science Society of America, Div. C-5,
1989 Meritorious Service Award, Iowa Turfgrass Institute,
1987 Best Paper Award, C-5 Division, American Society of Agronomy,
1979 Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society,
1979 Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1976

Teaching Responsibilities

Horticulture 351 – Turfgrass Management and establishment
Horticulture 351 XW – off campus version
Horticulture 451 – Profession Turfgrass Management
Horticulture 451 XW – Off Campus version
Horticulture 391 – Internship
Horticulture 490 – Special studies
Horticulture 530 – Graduate Research Orientation
Horticulture 590 – Special studies for graduate students
Horticulture 699 – Research

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