Sam Bauer, Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Minnesota, specializes in low maintenance turfgrass, water conservation, and nutrient and pesticide fate. His research and extension objectives revolve around practical management strategies to improve the performance of turfgrass on golf courses, sports fields, general grounds, and home lawns; with specific interests related to low maintenance grasses, water conservation, and nutrient and pesticide fate.
Prior to his current role as Extension Educator, Sam was appointed Superintendent at TPC Sawgrass as for Dye’s Valley and The Players Stadium. He gained on-the-ground experience in the turfgrass industry by spending nearly five years as a grounds employee at a Wisconsin golf course. Since then, his interest in turf and lawns has developed into his current passion for the subject now. His work has been published in Crop Science and Applied Turfgrass.
Sam is a University of Minnesota alumnus, earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Horticulture, and his Masters in Applied Plant Science.