Travis Gannon is associate professor and assists Dr. Yelverton in coordinating projects in all facets of weed management and plant growth regulator use in turf including sports turf, golf course, roadsides, home lawns, etc. He worked closely with NC DOT devising Integrated Vegetation Management plans for roadsides and other noncropland areas.
Travis Gannon completed his B.S in Technical Agronomy(1999), M.S. in Weed Science (Establishment and allelopathic potential of centipedegrass along rights of way) in 2003 and Ph.D in Weed Science (Fate of pesticides in turfgrass versus traditional agriculture under direction of Dr. Fred Yelverto) in 2011 from North Carolina State University.
NC DOT evaluating establishment techniques and herbicide programs to convert existing roadsides to desireable species.
evaluated application placement technologies for herbaceous vegetation management along roadsides.
Evaluated various herbicides and PGRs for use along roadside turf.
The drought conditions of summer and fall of 2007 caused considerable damage to many lawns. Normally, fall is the best time for renovation and seeding of cool-season lawns.