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Publications


Refereed Journals:       
  • Serensits, T.J., M. Cutelle, and J.F. Derr. 2011. Impact of overseeded grass species, seeding rate, and seeding time on establishment and persistence in bermudagrass. J. of Environ. Hort. 29(2):75-80.
  • Serensits, T.J., A.S. McNitt, D.M. Petrunak. 2011 Human health issues on synthetic turf in the USA. Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part P, J. Sports Eng. and Tech. (published online 13 June 2011).
  • Serensits, T.J., A.S. McNitt, D.M. Petrunak. 2011 Improving surface stability on natural turfgrass athletic fields. Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part P, J. Sports Eng. and Tech. 225(2):85-92.
  • Brosnan, J.T., A.S. McNitt, and T.J. Serensits. 2011. Effects of varying surface conditions on baseball field playing surface pace. J. Testing & Evaluation. 39:375-380.
  • Brosnan, J.T., A.S. McNitt, and T.J. Serensits. 2009. Effects of varying surface characteristics on the hardness and traction of baseball field playing surfaces. 11th International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 11:1053-1065.
  • McNitt, A.S., D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits. 2008. Temperature amelioration of synthetic turf surfaces through irrigation. Acta Horticulturae. 783:573-582.
  • McNitt, A.S., D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits. 2008. A survey for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in the infill media of synthetic turf. Acta Horticulturae. 783:567-572.        

Peer-Reviewed Conference Manuscripts
  • Serensits, T.J., A.S. McNitt, and D.M. Petrunak. 2010. Improving surface stability on natural turfgrass athletic fields. Sci. Tech. and Research into Sports Surfaces Final Conference Proceedings. ISBN 13:978-1-897911-34-1.
  • Serensits, T.J., A.S. McNitt, and D.M. Petrunak. 2010. Human health issues on synthetic turf in the USA. Sci. Tech. and Research into Sports Surfaces Final Conference Proceedings. ISBN 13:978-1-897911-34-1.
Abstracts:
  • Serensits, T.J., A.S. McNitt, and J.T. Brosnan. 2007. Effects of trinexapac-ethyl applications and cultivation on the divot resistance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars. Agronomy Abstracts 2007. Annual Meeting. CD-ROM
  • Brosnan, J.T., A.S. McNitt, and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Evaluating baseball infield playing quality. Agronomy Abstracts 2006. Annual Meeting. CD-ROM

Proceedings:
  • Serensits, T.J. and A.S. McNitt. 2009. The effects of trinexapac-ethyl applications on the divot resistance of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars. Proc. Northeastern Weed Science Society. 62.
  • Serensits, T.J., and J.F. Derr. 2006. Effect of application temperature on winter broadleaf weed control. Proc. Northeastern Weed Science Society. 60:103-104.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Goosegrass and Dallisgrass Control in Bermudagrass.  Proc. Northeastern Weed Science Society. 59:99-100.

Technical Bulletins:   
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Trade Publications:

2012
  • Serensits, T.J. 2012. Synthetic Turf: Research answers to common questions. Sports Turf Manager. Autumn. Vol. 25, Issue 3, pgs. 16-19.
  • Serensits, T.J. 2012. Maintaining synthetic surface safety. SPORTSTURF Magazine. Sept, pgs. 10-11.
  • Shelley, M.A. and T.J. Serensits. 2012. Is tall fescue right for your field? SPORTSTURF Magazine. July, pgs. 8-11.
2011
  • Serensits, T.J. 2011. Is there any way to cool synthetic turf?. SPORTSTURF Magazine. June, pgs. 20-22. 
2009
  • Serensits, T.J. 2009. Field management during a drought. SPORTSTURF Magazine. July, pgs. 12,14.   
  • Brosnan, J.T., G. Breeden, T. Samples, J. Sorochan, and T.J. Serensits. 2009. The benefits of plant growth regulators. Tennessee Turfgrass. August/September, pgs. 20-21.
  • Serensits, T.J. and A.S. McNitt. 2009. Can plant growth regulators improve your field? SPORTSTURF Magazine. January, pgs. 24-27.
2007
  • McNitt, A. S., D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits. 2007. Effects of organic fertilizers on saturated hydraulic conductivity of USGA root zones: Ash from some common organic fertilizers did not adversely affect the saturated hydraulic conductivity of root zones. Golf Course Manage. 75(10):p. 96-98.
  • McNitt, A. S., D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits. 2007. The effects of organic fertilizers on the saturated hydraulic conductivity of USGA rootzones. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. June 15. 6(12):1-5.   
  • Derr, J. F., and T.J. Serensits. 2007. Bermudagrass overseeding and transition in Virginia Beach. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p. 16.
  • Derr, J. F., B. J. Horvath, S. Howell, and T.J. Serensits. 2007. Hybrid bluegrass research in Virginia Beach. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p. 18.
  • Derr, J. F., and T.J. Serensits. 2007. Effect of application temperature on winter broadleaf weed control. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February pgs. 24-25.
2006
  • McNitt, A. S., D.M. Petrunak, and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Effects of organic fertilizers on the saturated hydraulic conductivity of a USGA rootzone. Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 55.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Bermudagrass overseeding and transition options.  Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February pgs.12-13.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Hybrid bluegrass research at the Virginia Beach research station. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February pgs.16-17.
  • Ervin, E.H., G. Evanylo, S. Stagg, and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Recycled water for irrigation of bentgrass and bermudagrass in Norfolk. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p. 22.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Comparison of granular and sprayable formulations for post-emergence winter weed control. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p.29.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2006. Spring greenup of bermudagrass in southeastern Virginia. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p.18.
2005
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Goosegrass control in bermudagrass. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. July/August pgs.20-22.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Dallisgrass control in bermudagrass. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. July/August pgs.24-25.
  • Derr, J.F., Serensits T.J., and S. McCullock. 2005. Evaluation of three St. Augustinegrass cultivars. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p.18.
  • Derr, J.F., Serensits T.J., and C. Rupp. 2005. Dallisgrass control in bermudagrass. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p.20
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Controlling emerged weeds in newly seeded bermudagrass. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. January/February p.21.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Goosegrass control in bermudagrass. Virginia Turfgrass Journal.  January/February p.40.
2004
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2004. Bermudagrass research in Virginia Beach. Virginia Turfgrass Journal. November/December pgs.12-13.

Annual Reports:
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Comparison of granular and sprayable formulations for winter weed control. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day Research Summary, pgs.66-67.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Spurweed (lawn burweed) control. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day Research Summary, pgs.68-69.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Carfentrazone formulation comparison – bermudagrass.  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day Research Summary, pgs. 70-71.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Quicksilver formulation comparison – tall fescue. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day Research Summary, pgs. 72-73.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Revolver plus metsulfuron combinations in bermudagrass. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day and Research Summary, pgs. 74-75.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Overseeding comparison of intermediate ryegrass and perennial ryegrass. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Research Summary, pgs. 76-77.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Performance of cool-season overseeding grasses in bermudagrass. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Research Summary, pgs. 78-79.
  • Derr, J.F. and T.J. Serensits. 2005. Application timing and revolver effectiveness for removal of cool-season grasses in bermudagrass. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005 Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day Research summary, pgs. 80-81.


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