Ben G Wherley, Ph.D.

Ben Wherley, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Turfgrass Management and Ecology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. He oversees an active research program addressing best management practices and sustainability of turfgrass systems, with research including irrigation and nutrient management, environmental stress physiology, and turfgrass establishment. Wherley teaches three undergraduate courses in the Turfgrass Science Program at Texas A&M. He earned both his bachelors and masters degrees from the Ohio State University and received his PhD in Crop Science from N.C. State University. Wherley has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed and trade journals including Crop Science, Agronomy Journal, HortScience, GCM, and Turfgrass Trends. He is a regular speaker on golf course turf management-related issues at the GCSAA Golf Industry Show, Texas Turfgrass Assn., and Texas GCSA chapter meetings. Wherley is a past recipient of GCSAA Watson Fellowship (2005) and the Turf Council of North Carolina’s Eagle Award (2007).


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