John Rogers III, Ph.D. 


Trey Rogers, Ph.D., is a professor of turfgrass management in the department of plant, soil and microbial sciences at Michigan State University. He joined the MSU faculty in 1988 after earning degrees from the University of Arkansas and Penn State University. Prior to entering a graduate program, he worked as an assistant superintendent at Hardscrabble Country Club in Arkansas. Rogers is the coordinator of the two-year golf turfgrass management program at Michigan State University, and has advised and graduated close to 950 students. His current turfgrass research interests at MSU include golf course renovations and putting green management, specifically wear tolerance, turfgrass establishment and soil modification.

Rogers served as the lead scientist for the indoor turf project at the Pontiac Silverdome for the 1994 World Cup Soccer matches and the project leader of the Spartan Stadium turfgrass conversion in 2001-02. He was a turf consultant and project leader for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the 2008 UEFA Cup. He consults extensively on golf course, athletic field and turfgrass matters throughout United States and abroad. He has made more than 175 presentations and published more than 115 articles and one book. He is the senior author of two U.S. patents. He has been honored as the Institute of Agriculture Technology Outstanding Faculty Member at Michigan State University and has received the William H. Daniel award, the highest honor given by the Sports Turf Managers Association.