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Daniel winners

2021 Daniel Recipient

Dr. Nick Christians

Iowa State University

University professor of turfgrass management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA, and adjunct faculty, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Dr. Christians received his B.S. from the Colorado State University school of Forestry in Ft. Collins, Colo.,  and both his MS and Ph.D. in Agronomy from Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio.  His research centers on fertility management of turfgrasses and the development of natural herbicides for use in the turf industry.  He is the author of more than 1100 published articles, extension publications, research reports and journal articles on the subject.  He has received a number of awards for teaching, research, and advising and holds the rank of University Professor at Iowa State University.  Dr. Christians is very active with the turf industry locally, nationally and internationally and presents information each year on his research at a variety of industry related events, including an annual field day at Iowa State and a winter turf conference held in Des. Moines, IA.  He is currently co-chair for the North Central Extension and Research Activity for turfgrass association (NCERA-221) and is helping to plan the annual meeting at Iowa State University.  Dr. Christians teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in turfgrass management at Iowa State.

Dr. William H. Daniel Award Winners

Year Award Winner
2020 Bradley Jakubowski, Instructor of Plant Sciences, Penn Statet
2019 Victoria Wallace, University of Connecticut
2018 Pam Sherratt, Ohio State University (OH)
2017 James Brosnan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee (TN)
2016 Jason Kruse, Ph.D., University of Florida (KY)
2015 Mary Owens, University of Massachusetts (MA)
2014 Brian Scott, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut (CA)
2013 Dr. Brad Fresenburg, University of Missouri-Columbia (MO)
2012 Dr. Beth Guertal, Auburn University (AL)
2011 Dr. Leah Brilman, Seed Research of Oregon (OR)
2010 John Sorochan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee (TN)
2009 Tony Koski, Ph.D., Colorado State University (CO)
2008 Grady Miller, Ph.D., North Carolina State University (NC)
2007 Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D., Turfgrass Specialist, Virginia Tech University (VA)
2006 James McAfee, Ph.D., Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas A&M (TX)
2005 Jeff Fowler, Penn State Cooperative Extension (PA)
2004 A.J. Powell, Jr., Ph.D., University of Kentucky (KY)
2003 Pam Sherratt, Ohio State University (OH)
2002 Eric Adkins, CSFM, Michigan State University (MI)
2001 Coleman Ward, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Auburn University (AL)
2000 Andrew McNitt, Ph.D., Penn State University (PA)
1999 Donald Waddington, Ph.D., Penn State University (PA)
1998 Steve Cockerham, University of California/Riverside (CA)
1997 James Beard, Ph.D., International Sports Turf Institute (TX)
1996 Kent Kurtz, Ph.D., (deceased) Cal Poly Pomona (CA)
1994 Dave Minner, Ph.D., Iowa State University (IA)
1993 John N. “Trey” Rogers, III, Ph.D., Michigan State University (MI)
1992 Henry Wilkinson, Ph.D., University of Illinois (IL)
1991 Steve Cockerham, University of California/Riverside (CA)

(Note: The William H. Daniel Award was known as the Excellence in Research Award prior to 1997.)

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