David M. Kopec, Ph.D., is a specialist in the school of plant sciences at the University of Arizona. He holds degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska. Kopec’s research interests include weed control, overseeding, transition and plant growth regulation. He was awarded the Extension Award of Excellence. In addition to his university responsibilities, Kopec has served as a representative to the Golf Environmental Foundation, advisor to the Arizona Sports Turf Management Association, and advisor to the City of Tucson Greens Committee. He has been a GCSAA faculty member since 1990.