Dr. Jerry B. SartainDr. Jerry B. Sartain

Professor of Soil Fertility and Turfgrass Nutrition
414 Newell Hall
P.O. Box 110510
Unversity of Florida
Gainesville, Fl. 32611-0510
Office: (352) 392-7271 ext 330
Fax: (352) 392-3399
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Soil Fertility, Turfgrass Nutrition and Management, Fertilizer Properties and Use, Environmental Impact of Fertilizers and Fertilization.


Assigned responsiblities in teaching, research, and extension with primary thrusts in Management of Nutrients, Pesticides and Waste areas. The overall goal of this position is to evaluate fertilizer materials relative to their influence on the growth of turfgrasses and the soil groundwater environment. This is primarily an applied research position with significant turf industry interaction. Extension efforts are directed towards educational programs which inform the turfgrass and related industries in principles of soil fertility and fertilization. There is also considerable interaction with DACS personnel involving the registration of fertilizer materials.

Courses Taught

Fertilizers and Soil Fertility (SOS 4115/5116), and Soil Fertility (SOS 6136).


Edward W. Hopwood, Senior Chemist
Martain H. Sandquist, Field Service Technician
Nahid Varshovi, Laboratory Assistant
Shawron Weingarten, Laboratory Aide

Graduate Students

Eric A. Brown, Ph.D. Student
Jeffery R. Higby, Ph.D. Student
Jason K. Kruse, M.S. Student
Travis W. Shaddox, M.S. Student
Raymond H. Snyder, Ph.D. Student