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Justin Quetone Moss

Education
PhD:  Crop Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 2005
MS:    Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 2002
BS:    Horticulture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater 2000

Research and Extension Activities

Provide leadership in turfgrass water and environmental issues with 70% research and 30% extension duties.  Research efforts focus on urban turfgrass environments including urban water quality, use, and conservation, turfgrass plant physiology, and sustainable turfgrass management.  Extension efforts focus on dissemination of environmental turfgrass science and management information to the fine turf industry, extension educators, master gardeners, governmental decision makers, and the public.  Secure extramural funding to support and sustain research and extension activities. Publish research results in refereed journals, scientific conference proceedings, and other appropriate venues.  Publish extension information in fact sheets, bulletins, guides, and/or popular press and trade articles.  Recruit, advise, and direct MS and PhD students to prepare them for entrance into industry or academic positions.  Participate in and contribute to local, state, regional, national, and/or international professional societies and organizations. Participate in and contribute to departmental, college, and university level service committees and activities.

Faculty/Staff

  • Joshua Ringer, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
  • Joshua Campbell, MAg, Extension Associate
  • Dustin Harris, BS, Extension Associate
  • Kemin Su, PhD, Visiting Research Assistant
  • Mike Kress, Laboratory Manager
  • Colby Bennett, Assistant Urban Horticulture
  • Cherry Gray, Administrative Assistant Support

Graduate Students

Current Ph.D. students (1 – serving as Major Advisor and Committee Chair):

  • Lakshmy Gopinath. Ph.D student Crop Science. Project: Cold tolerance and physiology of selected bermudagrass cultivars. Expected graduation: Fall 2019.

Current M.S. students (3 – serving as Major Advisor and Committee Chair):

  • Matt Barton. M.S. Horticulture. Project: Student research farms in Land Grant Universities. Expected graduation: Spring 2018.
  • Dustin Harris. M.S. Horticulture. Project: Development of cold-tolerant, high quality bermudagrass cultivars for the golf course industry. Expected graduation: Spring 2019. Currently working as a full-time turfgrass extension assistant and research technician for Dr. Moss.
  • Saeed Beyki. M.S. Horticulture. Project: Turgrass irrigation management and color detection using remote sensing with small unmanned aerial systems. Expected graduation: Fall 2018. 

Undergraduate Students

  • Marly Fixico-Hardison, Research Assistant
  • Emily Horton, Research Assistant
  • Chris Reid, Research Assistant
  • Nicholas Zickefoose, Research Assistant

Recent Graduates (served as Major Advisor)

  • Bishow P. Poudel, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Field evaluation of drought tolerant bermudagrass cultivars. Graduated Fall 2010. Currently working as a post-doc at the University of Florida.
  • Xiaowei (Natalie) Pan, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Specific physiological responses of drought stressed tall fescue. Graduated Spring 2011. Currently working as a Research Plant Pathologist in Washington.
  • John E. Haase, M.S. Environmental Science. Creative Component: Simple irrigation audits for Oklahoma homeowners. Graduated Summer 2011. Currently OSU Cooperative Extension Service County Educator – Horticulture for Rogers County, Oklahoma.
  • Yang (Tina) Tian, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Changes in root exudates of bermudagrass in relation to aluminum stress. Graduated Fall 2011. Currently working as a research technician at Stanford University. 
  • Courtney L. Sidwell (Keck), M.S. Horticulture. Creative Component: A guide for drought tolerant lawns and landscapes in Oklahoma. Graduated Spring 2012. Currently the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service County Educator – Horticulture for Canadian County, Oklahoma. 
  • Yichen (Erica) Liu, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Drought avoidance and field performance of cold tolerant seeded bermudagrass selections. Graduated Fall 2013. Winner of the 2013 Franklin A. Romshe Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award – OSU Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture. Currently working for the China Tourism Design Institute in Shenzhen, China. 
  • Naba Raj Amgain, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Water use rates of bermudagrass cultivars under field conditions. Graduated Fall 2014. Currently enrolled in the Crop Science PhD program at Oklahoma State University. 
  • Mingying Xiang, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Salinity tolerance of bermudagrasses. Graduated Spring 2015. Currently enrolled in the Horticulture – Turfgrass Science PhD program at Kansas State University. 
  • Rachana Poudel, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Shade tolerance of putting green bermudagrass cultivars. Graduated Summer 2015. Currently enrolled in the Food Science PhD program at the University of Nebraska. 
  • Morgan Hopkins, M.S. Horticulture. Thesis: Recycled water for urban turfgrass and landscape use. Graduated Summer 2015. Currently Utilities Program Coordinator for the City of Brighton, CO. 
  • Mabel Martinez Hernandez, M.S. International Agriculture (Dual Degree Program). Project: Oaxacan farmers, pitaya, and the U.S. market: Hispanic agricultural product development. Graduated Spring 2016. Graduated UPAEP (Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla) in Puebla, Mexico Fall 2016. Currently in business in Oaxaca, Mexico. 
  • Erin Jenkins, M.S. Plant and Soil Sciences. Sandbur seed ecology and control in bermudagrass turf and pastures. Co-advised with Dr. Angela Post. Graduated Summer 2016. Currently an Agronomist with the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK. 
  • Magdalena Vinson, MA, Graduate Research Assistant (MS student) - co-advisor with Dr. Janet Cole. Thesis: The effects of aquasmart polymer coated sand on growth and water use of ornamentals, nutrient leaching in greenhouse media, and establishment and growth of turfgrass. Graduated Spring 2016. Currently a Church Administrator at First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, OK.
  • Chrissie Segars, Ph.D. Crop Science. Project: Athletic field turfgrass irrigation, cultural management, player safety, drought resistance and cold tolerance of bermudagrasses for Oklahoma. Graduated Fall 2017. Currently an Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Science position at the University of Tennessee – Martin.

Selected Research Publications

Amgain, N.R., D.K. Harris, S.B. Thapa, D.L. Martin, Y. Wu, and J.Q. Moss*. 2018. Evapotranspiration rates of turf bermudagrass cultivars under non-limiting soil moisture conditions in Oklahoma. Crop Sci. (58:1-7). *Corresponding author and major advisor to MS graduate, Naba Amgain.

 Xiang, M., J.Q. Moss*, D.L. Martin, and Y. Wu. xxxx. The salinity tolerance of seeded-type common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) cultivars and experimental selections. HortTechnology (Accepted February 2018). *Corresponding author and major advisor to MS graduate, Mingying Xiang.

Fang, T.L., Y.Q. Wu, J.Q. Moss, N. Walker, and D.L. Martin. 2017. Genetic diversity of greens-type bermudagrass genotypes as assessed with SSR markers. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. Vol. 13:427-434.

Xiang, M., J.Q. Moss*, D.L. Martin, K. Su, B.L. Dunn, and Y. Wu. 2017. Evaluating the salinity tolerance of clonal-type bermudagrass cultivars and an experimental selection. HortScience 52:185-191. doi:10.21273/HORTSCI10773-16. *Corresponding author and major advisor to MS graduate, Mingying Xiang.

Mitchell, S. and J.Q. Moss*. 2017. A high school summer academy’s effect on increasing awareness of the horticulture industry and its potential to develop future horticulturists. HortTechnology. 27:269-274. doi:10.21273/HORTTECH03602-16. *Corresponding author.

Guo, Y.W., Y.Q. Wu, J.Q. Moss, J.A. Anderson, and L. Zhu. 2017. Genetic variability for adaptive, morphological and reproductive traits in selected cold hardy germplasm of common bermudagrass. Crop Sci. 57:S-82-S-88. doi:10.2135/cropsci2016.05.0369.

Chandra, A., J.D. Fry, A.D. Genovesi, M. Meeks, M.C. Engelke, Q. Zhang., D. Okeyo, J.Q. Moss, E. Ervin, X. Xiong, S. Milla-Lewis, J. Brosnan, J. Griffin, and L. Parsons. 2017. Registration of ‘KSUZ 0802’ zoysiagrass. Journal of Plant Registrations. 11:100-106.

Munshaw, G.C., J.S. Beasley, C.M. Baldwin, J.Q. Moss, K.L. Cropper, H.W. Philley, C.A. Segars, and B.R. Stewart. 2017. Nitrogen and sprigging rate effects on ‘Latitude 36’ hybrid bermudagrass establishment. HortTechnology. 27:382-385. doi:10.21273/HORTTECH03628-16.

Guo, Y.W., Y.Q. Wu, J.A. Anderson, J.Q. Moss, L. Zhu, J.M. Fu, and T. Samuels. 2016. SSR marker development, linkage mapping and QTL analysis for establishment rate in common bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. Var. dactylon]. Volume 9. Doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2016.07.0074. The Plant Genome.

T.A. Boyer, Jayasekera, D.H.W., and J.Q. Moss*. 2016. An assessment of Oklahoma City commercial businesses’ willingness to adopt irrigation water conservation methods. HortTechnology 26:793-802. doi:10.21273/HORTTECH03433-16. *Project leader/principal investigator.

Ghimire, M., T.A. Boyer, C. Chung, and J.Q. Moss*. 2016. Consumer’s shares of preferences for turfgrass attributes using discrete choice experiment and best-worst method. HortScience 51:892-898. *Project leader/principal investigator. 

Fang, T.L., Y.Q. Wu, S. Makaju, T. Tribble, D.L. Martin, and J.Q. Moss. 2015. Identification of turf bermudagrasses on the Oklahoma State University baseball field and three experimental clones as revealed with simple sequence repeat markers. HortTechnology 25(6):714-724.

Guo, Y., Y.Q. Wu, J.A. Anderson, J.Q. Moss, and L. Zhu. 2015. Disomic inheritance and segregation distortion of SSR markers in two populations of Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. var. dactylon. PLoS ONE 10(8):e0136332. Doi:10.137/journal pone 0136332.

Ghimire, M., T.A. Boyer, C.Chung, and J.Q. Moss*. 2015. Estimation of residential water demand under uniform volumetric water pricing. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000580. *Project leader/principal investigator.

Xiong, X., J.Q. Moss, J.B. Haguewood, and K. Koh. 2015. Safety of sequential fall methiozolin applications on creeping bentgrass putting greens. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management 1(1)doi:10.2134/cftm2014.0079.

Boyer, T.A., P. Kanza, M. Ghimire, and J.Q. Moss*. 2015. Household adoption of water conservation and resilience under drought: the case of Oklahoma City. Water Econ. Policy 1(2):1550005-1-1550005-21. DOI: 10.1142/S2382624X15500058. *Project leader./principal investigator.

Segars, C.A. and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. The effects of athletic field paint color on net photosynthesis and canopy temperature of overseeded perennial ryegrass. Appl. Turfgrass Sci. doi:10.2134/ATS-2014-0015-BR. *Corresponding author and major advisor to PhD student, Chrissie Segars.

Wang, Z., G.E. Bell, C.J. Penn, J.Q. Moss, and M.E. Payton. 2014. Phosphorus reduction in turfgrass runoff using a steel slag trench filter system. Crop Sci. 54:1859-1867.

Su, K., J.Q. Moss*, Y. Wu, D.L. Martin, and G. Zhang. 2013. Bermudagrass drought tolerance associated with dehydrin protein expression during drought stress. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 138(4):1-6. *Corresponding author and co-first author.

Tian, Y., Moss, J.Q.*, N.O. Maness, B.L. Dunn, S. Deng, and G.E. Bell. 2013. Organic acid changes in bermudagrass root exudates under aluminum stress. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. Vol. 12:475-483. *Corresponding author and major advisor to MS graduate Y. Tian.

Pan, X., Moss, J.Q.*, Y. Wu, N.O. Maness, and K. Su. 2013. Tall fescue performance and protein alteration during drought stress. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. Vol. 12:465-473. *Corresponding author and major advisor to MS graduate X. Pan.

Su, K., Moss, J.Q.*, G. Zhang, Y. Wu, and D.L. Martin. 2013. Membrane lipid composition and drought tolerance in bermudagrass. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. Vol. 12:445-452. *Corresponding author.

Moss, J.Q.*, J.E. Haase, J.R. Vogel, T.A. Boyer, and D.L. Martin. 2013. Simple lawn irrigation measurement training for Master Gardeners and homeowners. Journal of Extension 51(3) Article 3RIB7. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2013june/rb7.php. *Corresponding author and major advisor to MS graduate J.E. Haase.

Bell, G.E., Moss, J.Q., and K. Koh. 2013. Nitrogen and phosphorus in natural rainfall runoff from a bermudagrass golf course fairway over a 5-year period. 2013. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. Vol. 12:15-22.

E. Song, Moss, J.Q., and X. Xiong. 2013. Differential responses of bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) and zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica) varieties to aroxyphenoxypropionate herbicides. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. Vol. 12:727-729.

Wu, Y.Q., T. Samuels, C.C. Tan, J.Q. Moss, D.L. Martin, Y.W. Guo, and L. Adhikari. 2013. Phenotypic selection for winter survivability and molecular characterization in turf bermudagrass populations. Int. Turf. Soc. Res. J. 12: 335-341

Haguewood, J.B., E. Song, R.J. Smeda, J.Q. Moss, and X. Xiong. 2013. Supression of annual bluegrass seedheads with mefluidide, ethephon, and trinexapac-ethyl on creeping bentgrass greens. Agron. J. 105:1832-1838.

Moss, J.Q.*, X. Xiong, K. Su, B.P. Poudel, and J.B. Haguewood. 2011. Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) golf green tolerance to bispyribac-sodium tank mixed with paclobutrazol. Weed Technol. 26:145-150. *Corresponding author.

Moss, J.Q. 2011. An undergraduate summer research and mentorship experience for underrepresented students in the agricultural sciences. NACTA Journal 55:32-37. *Corresponding author.

Bell, G.E. and J.Q. Moss. 2008. Management practices that reduce runoff transport of nutrients and pesticides from turfgrass. p. 133-150. In A.M. Petrovic, B. Horgan, and M. Carrol (ed.) The Fate of Turfgrass Nutrients and Plant Protection Chemicals in the Urban Environment. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.

Moss, J. Q.*, Bell, G. E., Martin, D. L., and Payton, M. E. 2007. Nutrient runoff from bermudagrass golf course fairways after aerification. [Online]. Appl. Turfgrass Sci. doi:10.1094/ATS-2007-0125-02-RS. *Corresponding author.

Moss, J.Q., G.E. Bell, M.A. Kizer, M.E. Payton, H. Zhang, and D. L. Martin. 2006. Reducing nutrient runoff from golf course fairways using grass buffers of multiple height. Crop Sci. 46:72-80.

Girma, K., K.L. Martin, R.H. Anderson, D.B. Arnall, K.D. Brixey, M.A. Casillas, B. Chung, B.C. Dobey, S. Kamenidou, S.K. Kariuki, E. Katsalirou, J.C. Morris, J.Q. Moss, C. T. Rohla, B.J. Sudbury, B.S. Tubana, and W.R. Raun. 2006. Mid-season prediction of wheat grain yield potential using plant, soil, and sensor measurements. Journal of Plant Nutrition 29:873-897.

Selected Extension Publications

Barton, M, J.Q. Moss*, and S. Taghvaeian. 2017. Salinity management in home lawns. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6616. *Major advisor to MS graduate Matthew Barton.

Moss, J.Q. and J.T. Campbell. 2017. Simple irrigation checkup for home sprinkler systems. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6615.

Moss, J.Q*, M. Vinson, D. Martin, and S. Mitchell. 2017. Lawn care safety and basic maintenance tips for teens. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6614. *Selected for the 2018 Southern Region American Society of Horticultural Science Extension Division Blue Ribbon Award.  

Moss, J.Q., M. Kress, and A. Childers. 2016. Turf irrigation water quality: a reference guide. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6613. 

Moss, J.Q.* and M. Kress. 2016. Turf irrigation water quality: a concise guide. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6612. *Selected for the 2017 Southern Region American Society of Horticultural Science Extension Division Blue Ribbon Award.

Moss, J.Q. and J. Campbell. 2015. The water conservation garden: Oklahoma City zoo. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-457.

Martin, D.L., J.Q. Moss, and D. Hillock. 2015. Commercial sources of buffalograss seed, sod and plugs. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Current Report CR-6609 (3rd edition, revised 04/2015), Stillwater, OK.

Gotcher, M.L., S. Taghvaeian, and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. Smart irrigation technology: controllers and sensors. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6445. *Project leader.

Keck, C.L., S. Snyder, M.J. Gotcher, J.M. Schroeder, D.L. Martin, M.A. Schnelle, J. Vogel and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. Water conservation guide for Oklahoma home lawns and landscapes. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication E-1038. *Major advisor to MS graduate Courtney Keck and project leader.

Keck, C.L., S.J. Snyder, M.J. Gotcher, J.M. Schroeader, M.A. Schnelle, and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. Drought tolerant plant selections for Oklahoma (Fact Sheet). Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication HLA-6444. Major advisor to MS graduate Courtney Keck and project leader.

Gotcher, M.J. and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. Water conservation garden. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-450. *Project leader.

Mullock, A.E., M.J. Gotcher, J.M. Schroeder, S. Taghvaeian, and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. Lawn watering tips. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-444. *Project leader.

Martin, D., S. Batten, J. Moss, and D. Hillock. 2014. Oklahoma turf sod source directory (Spring 2014 Edition). Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication CR-6605.

Keck, C.L., S.J. Snyder, H.A. Wahlmeier, M.J. Gotcher, J.M. Schroeder, M.A. Schnelle, and J.Q. Moss*. 2014. Drought tolerant plant selections for Oklahoma. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication E-1037. *Major advisor to M.S. graduate Courtney Keck.

Gotcher, M.J., J.M. Schroeder, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. Seasonal landscape maintenance. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-432.

Gotcher, M.J., J.M. Schroeder, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. Plant selection factors. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-433.

Gotcher, M.J., J.M. Schroeder, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. Irrigation. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-434.

Gotcher, M.J., J.M. Schroeder, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. Improving soil quality. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-435.

Gotcher, M.J., J.M. Schroeder, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. All you need to know about mulch. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-436.

Gotcher, M.J., J.M. Schroeder, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. Turfgrass management. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-437.

Schroeder, J.M., M.J. Gotcher, C.L. Keck, S.J. Snyder, H.A. Wahlmeier, and J.Q. Moss. 2013. Water saving design ideas for Oklahoma landscapes. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication L-438.

Moss, J.Q. 2013. Effects of Micro-Blaze on creeping bentgrass and bermudagrass putting greens. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 12(3):15-16.

Xiong, X. and J.Q. Moss. 2013. A promising herbicide to control annual bluegrass in creeping bentgrass putting greens. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 12(3):20-21. 

Bell, G.E., Y. Wu, D.L. Martin, J.Q. Moss, and K. Koh. 2013. Improving shade resistance in bermudagrass. Golfdom. 69(7):44-45.

Martin, D.L., J.Q. Moss, D. Hillock, and G.E. Bell. 2012. Commercial sources of buffalograss seed, sod and plugs. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Current Report CR-6609 (2nd edition, revised 07/2012), Stillwater, OK.

Moss, J.Q.*, J.E. Haase, D.L. Martin, J.R. Vogel, and T.A. Boyer. 2011. Simple irrigation audit for home lawns in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet HLA-6610, Stillwater, OK. *Awarded the 2012 Certificate of Excellence, American Society of Agronomy, Extension Education Material Awards.

Smith, D., G.E. Bell, D.L. Martin, J.Q. Moss, E.J. Rebek, T.A. Royer, and N.R. Walker. 2010. A pocket guide to Oklahoma turfgrass diseases, insect pests, and other disorders. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Publication E-1020, Stillwater, OK. 

Martin, D.L., J.Q. Moss, D. Hillock, and G.E. Bell. 2010. Commercial sources of buffalograss seed, sod and plugs. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Current Report CR-6609, Stillwater, OK.

Moss, J.Q., D.L. Martin, and D. Hillock. 2009. Managing turfgrass in the shade in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet HLA-6608, Stillwater, OK.

Wu, Y., D.L. Martin, J.A. Anderson, G.E. Bell, M.P. Anderson, N.R. Walker, and J.Q. Moss. 2009. Recent progress in turf bermudagrass breeding research at Oklahoma State University. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 8(16):1-11.

Moss, J.Q. and G.E. Bell. 2008. Management practices to reduce runoff. SportsTurf. 24(3):20-21.

Moss, J.Q., B. Nelson, and R. Hybner. 2008. Wyoming 2007 dryland cool-season forage grass variety trial results - Sheridan. [Online]. Forage and Grazinglands.                                

Moss, J.Q., G.E. Bell, D.L. Martin, and M.E. Payton. 2007. Nutrient runoff from bermudagrass fairways after aerification. Golf Course Management. 75(7):120-124.

Bell, G.E. and J.Q. Moss. 2006. Mowing roughs to minimize runoff. USGA Green Section Record. 44:21-25.

Bell, G.E. and J.Q. Moss. 2006. Mowing practices that reduce runoff from turf. TurfGrass Trends 62(6):43-46

Bell, G.E. and J.Q. Moss. 2005. Managing golf course roughs to reduce runoff. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 4:1-9.

Bell, G.E. and J.Q. Moss. 2005.  Managing golf course rough to reduce runoff.  Australian Turfgrass Management 7(5):44-48.

Moss, J.Q. 2005. Precision sensing sprayer for golf courses. TurfGrass Trends 61(7):67-68.

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