- Ph.D. University of Illinois
- M.S. North Carolina State University
- B.S. Michigan State University
Water Conservation; Pesticide and Fertilizer Fate and Transport; Golf Course Management
Dr. Horgan’s research interests focus on the fate and transport of pesticides and nutrients, water conservation strategies, and low-input turfgrass systems. Horgan's most recent award recognizing excellence in the turfgrass industry was the prestigious Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association President's Award.
Dr. Horgan outreaches to the community as a Turfgrass Extension Specialist. The position gives him opportunity to interact with the industry and facilitate educational programs designed to meet the needs of the state. He is a faculty advisor to the student chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (also known as Turf Club).
He is past chair of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program advisory committee, science editor for Turf News, and past chair of the Turfgrass Science division of the Crop Science Society. In addition to his participation in various state and regional turf conferences within the United States, Horgan has taught soil fertility and plant nutrition in Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Hong Kong, China, and New Zealand. He has taught for the GCSAA since 2006.
Petrella, D., Bauer, S., Horgan, B. P., & Watkins, E. (2018). Determining nitrogen fertility rates for reduced-input fine fescue putting greens. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Sessoms, F., Sandor, D., Horgan, B. P., & Bauer, S. (2018). Drought tolerance of consumer turfgrass seed mixtures and blends. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Sessoms, F., Petrella, D., Horgan, B. P., Ventura, R., & Watkins, E. (2018). Examination of biological nitrification inhibition by a fine fescue root exudate. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Straw, C., & Horgan, B. P. (2018). Golf course superintendents’ knowledge of variability within fairways. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Schwab, R., Bauer, S., & Horgan, B. P. (2018). Wetting agent efficacy as influenced by soil temperature. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Schwab, R., Sessoms, F., Horgan, B. P., & Bauer, S. (2017). Comparison of methods for quantifying soil water repellency in surfactant-applied soil. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Bauer, S., Horgan, B. P., & Schwab, R. (2017). Reducing water use on Twin Cities lawns through assessment, research and demonstration. ASA/CSSA/SSSA.
Rice, P., Horgan, B. P., & Hamlin, J. (2018). Off-site transport of pesticides with runoff from golf course fairway turf: An evaluation of creeping bentgrass versus a fine fescue mixture (vol. 256). ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
Rice, P., Xu, T., White, J., Horgan, B., Williams, J., Coody, P., . . . McConnell, L. (2017). Quantification of turfgrass buffer performance in reducing transport of pesticides in surface runoff (vol. 254). ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
Rice, P. J., Horgan, B. P., Barber, B. L., & Koskinen, W. C. (2018). Chemical application strategies to protect water quality. ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, 156, 420-427. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.02.030
Rice, P., Horgan, B. P., & Hamlin, J. (2018). Off-site transport of fungicides with runoff: A comparison of flutolanil and pentoachloronitrobeneze applied to creeping bentgrass managed as a golf course fairway. ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY.
Barnes, M. R., Nelson, K. C., Meyer, A. J., Watkins, E., Bonos, S. A., Horgan, B. P., . . . Yue, C. (2018). Public land managers and sustainable urban vegetation: The case of low-input turfgrasses. URBAN FORESTRY & URBAN GREENING, 29, 284-292. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.12.008
Yue, C., Wang, J., Watkins, E., Bonos, S., Nelson, K., Murphy, J. A., . . . Horgan, B. P. (2017). Consumer Preferences for Information Sources of Turfgrass Products and Lawn Care. AGRONOMY JOURNAL, 109(4), 1726-1733. doi: 10.2134/agronj2016.05.0310
Reiter, M., Friell, J., Horgan, B. P., Soldat, D. J., & Watkins, E. (2017). Drought response of fine fescue mixtures maintained as a golf course fairway. Int. Turf Res. Journal, 13, 1-24.
Hollman, A. B., Heineck, G., Frank, K., Bauer, S., Bryan, J., & Horgan, B. P. (2017). Effects of de-icing products on putting green turf. Int. Turf Res. Journal, 13, 1-8.
Bauer, S. J., Horgan, B. P., Soldat, D. J., Lloyd, D. T., & Gardner, D. S. (2017). Effects of Low Temperatures on Nitrogen Uptake, Partitioning, and Use in Creeping Bentgrass Putting Greens. CROP SCIENCE, 57(2), 1001-1009. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.09.0767
Rice, P. J., Horgan, B. P., & Hamlin, J. L. (2017). Evaluation of individual and combined management practices to reduce the off-site transport of pesticides from golf course turf. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 583, 72-80. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.001
Yue, C., Wang, J., Watkins, E., Bonos, S. A., Nelson, K. C., Murphy, J. A., . . . Horgan, B. P. (2017). Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences for Turfgrass Attributes in the United States and Canada. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS-REVUE CANADIENNE D AGROECONOMIE, 65(3), 347-383. doi: 10.1111/cjag.12128
Rice, P. J., & Horgan, B. P. (2017). Off-site transport of nitrogen fertilizer with runoff from golf course fairway turf: A comparison of creeping bentgrass with a fine fescue mixture. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 580, 533-539. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.209
Friell, J., Watkins, E., Horgan, B. P., & Cavanaugh, M. (2017). Sod Strength Characteristics of 51 Cool-Season Turfgrass Mixtures. AGRONOMY JOURNAL, 109(4), 1749-1757. doi: 10.2134/agronj2016.05.0295
Koch, P. L., Soldat, D. J., Horgan, B. P., Bauer, S. J., & Patton, A. J. (2017). The Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science: A Nine-State Online Collaboration to Improve the Turfgrass Short Course. JOURNAL OF EXTENSION, 55(3).
Bauer, S. M., Cavanaugh, M., & Horgan, B. P. (2017). Wetting agent influence on putting green surface firmness. Int. Turf Res. Journal, 13, 1-15.
Janke, B., Horgan, B. P., Anderson, P., Lonsdorf, E., & Nootenboom, C. (2018). Community and ecosystem value of golf courses. Clippings.
Straw, C., & Horgan, B. P. (2018). Site-specific irrigation using sensor and mapping technologies. Golfdom.
Yue, C., Wang, J., Watkins, E., & Horgan, B. P. (2018). US and Canadian consumer preferences for low-input turf grasses. SCOOP.
Watkins, E., Horgan, B. P., Bauer, S., & Orshinsky, A. (2017). MTGF funding $60,000: Turfgrass program support (1st ed., vol. 25, pp. 13-14). Clippings.
Bauer, S., & Horgan, B. P. (2017). Spring golf course report (3rd ed., vol. 52, pp. 24-17). Hole Notes.
Heineck, G., Bauer, S., Cavanaugh, M., Hollman, A., Watkins, E., & Horgan, B. P. Variability in creeping bentgrass cultivar germinability as influenced by cold temperatures. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management. [Accepted]
Yue, C., Jinging, W., Watkins, E., Bonos, S., Nelson, K., Murphy, J., . . . Horgan, B. P. Investigating the practices and challenges for turgrass breeders and distributors. HortScience. [Accepted]