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Alan Zuk

Associate Professor
Sports & Urban Turfgrass Management

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Office: Loftsgard Hall 266D
Phone: (701) 231-7540
E-mail: Alan.Zuk@ndsu.edu

Turf Research Website

Dr. Alan Zuk has a 90/10 teaching and research appointment in the sports and urban turfgrass management program.  His teaching goal is to prepare NDSU turf students to meet the demands of a very competitive industry by providing research-based information in the classroom and hands-on experience in the lab.  His research focus is on low-input turfgrass management and ornamental grasses.

Teaching Responsibilities

Education

  • PhD 2005, Horticulture Science, Kansas State University
  • MS 1992, Horticulture Science, Kansas State University
  • BS 1983, Horticulture Science, Kansas State University

Professional Experience

  • 2014 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2008 - 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2007 - 2008: Assistant Professor and Horticulture Department Chair, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • 1996 - 2007:  Manager and Research Technician, Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, Kansas State University

Professional Affiliation

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • American Horticultural Therapy Association
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