John Ball, Ph.D.

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John Ball, Ph.D. is a professor of forestry at South Dakota State University, where he also serves as the extension forestry specialist. Ball earned his masters and doctorate in forest entomology from Michigan State University, where he also taught turf entomology courses. He has a special interest in the relationship between trees and turfgrasses, and has consulted with golf courses for more than 30 years in this topic.