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29 Nov 2021 - 2 Dec 2021

Cale Bigelow
Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University


CALE BIGELOW is a Professor at Purdue University in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture specializing in Turf Science and Ecology. He is originally from the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and is heavily involved in undergraduate instruction and advising for the Turf Science program. Prior to working at the University he was an Assistant Golf Course Manager at two golf courses in suburban Washington D.C., Belle Haven Country Club and The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Currently, his applied research program focuses on projects addressing all aspects of the turfgrass industry. These range from identification and regional persistence of low maintenance turfs to intensively managed golf course and athletic field areas. His primary focus areas include the evaluation of both warm and cool-season turfgrass species and cultivars, nutrient management and soil related problems in fine turf areas, practices to improve landscape water conservation as well as management programs utilizing plant growth regulators for golf turf.

Agenda Sessions

  • Biostimulant applications and recalcitrant carbon soil amendments affect soil microbial activity, turfgrass establishment, growth and response to acute drought stress