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Nick Menchyk - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Nick Menchyk Nick Menchyk

Assistant Professor, Urban Horticulture & Design | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Professor Menchyk is one of the nation’s leading experts on turfgrass.

Biography

Professor Menchyk is an expert in turfgrass. He graduated from Clemson University with two degrees in the field: a BS in turfgrass management, and a PhD in plant and environmental science.

As an undergraduate at Clemson, Nicholas interned twice at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, PA. In the summer of 2007, he worked the US Open Championship there. As a graduate student he focused on improving foliar fertilization efficiency, nickel nutrition, and the physiology of turfgrasses. At Farmingdale State College Professor Menchyk is doing research focused on turfgrass nutrition and management, environmental stress physiology, and the utilization of poor quality irrigation water.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Turf Management Benefits of Turfgrass Turfgrass Water Usage and Irrigation Turfgrass Nutrition Soil Science

Industry Expertise (2)

Landscaping Floriculture and Horticulture

Education (2)

Clemson University: PhD, Plant and Environmental Science 2012

Clemson University: BS, Turfgrass Management 2007

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Affiliations (3)

  • New York State Turfgrass Association
  • Long Island Golf Course Superintendants Association
  • New York State Nursery and Landscape Association

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (1)

Below Before Above

Golf Course Industy Magazine  online

Below Before Above

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Event Appearances (5)

Turfgrass Cultivation Best Management Practices

New York State Recreation and Park Society  Hauppauge, NY

2016-04-19

Turfgrass Fertilization Best Management Practices

Cornell Cooperative Extension  Yaphank, NY

2016-03-31

Turfgrass Fertilization Best Management Practices

Long Island Cauliflower Association  Riverhead, NY

2016-01-26

Turfgrass Fertilization Best Management Practices

LIGCSA Winter Educational Conference  Bethpage, NY

2016-01-21

Turfgrass Renovation

Nassau-Suffolk Landscape Grounds Association  Farmingdale, NY

2016-08-22

Sample Talks (2)

Turfgrass Fertility Best Management Practices

The topics of turfgrass fertilization best management practices will be discussed, including nitrogen application rates and timing, groundwater protection, and foliar uptake.

Management Practices Designed to Avoid Treating Your Soil like Dirt

The management of soil health through organic approaches will be discussed. Topics will include soil fertility, pH, drainage, cover crops, nutrient cycling, and cultivation techniques to improve and maintain soil structure and health.

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  • Moderator
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  • Workshop Leader

Published Articles (7)

Effects of Acute Moisture Stress on Creeping Bentgrass Cuticle Morphology and Associated Effects on Foliar Nitrogen Uptake. HortScience

Effects of Acute Moisture Stress on Creeping Bentgrass Cuticle Morphology and Associated Effects on Foliar Nitrogen Uptake.

Assessing irrigation water quality for pH, salts, and alkalinity. Journal of Extension. Tools of the trade. Journal of Extension.

Assessing irrigation water quality for pH, salts, and alkalinity. Journal of Extension. Tools of the trade.

Nitrogen and trinexapac-ethyl applications for managing ‘Diamond’ zoysiagrass putting greens in the transition zone, US. HortScience

Nitrogen and trinexapac-ethyl applications for managing ‘Diamond’ zoysiagrass putting greens in the transition zone, US.

Is turfgrass missing its nickel defense? Carolinas Green

Is turfgrass missing its nickel defense?

Nickel and turfgrass growth: All you need to know. SportsTurf

Nickel and turfgrass growth: All you need to know.

How turfgrasses use urea-nitrogen. Golfdom

How turfgrasses use urea-nitrogen.

Diamond NOT in the rough. USGA Green Section Record

Diamond NOT in the rough.

Courses (6)

Weed Science and Management

Discussion of the origin and history of weed science and weed control. Life cycle, growth and development, weed interference and competition with plants will also be explored. The course will also emphasize physical, cultural, biological and chemical control of weeds. Herbicides and their selectivity, performance and methods of application will also be discussed.

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Soils: The Foundation of Life

Soils serve as the foundation for production in natural ecosystems and human systems. This exploration of soils addresses their geologic formation and properties (physical, chemical and biological). Special attention is given to the focused manipulation of soils to achieve optimum plant performance in landscape situations. Through classroom lecture and investigative laboratory exercises students will develop an appreciation for soil as a dynamic living system with broad implications for agriculture and general society.

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Current Horticultural Topics

Topics of current horticultural interest will be selected by the Horticulture Department and covered in depth

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Horticultural Seminar

This course provides an overview of the industry, and major areas of development; it will provide an opportunity for students to hear from representatives of the industry.

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Turfgrass Culture

A study of fine turfgrasses: soil, propagation, maintenance, growth requirements, and identification characteristics. Numerous materials, equipment, operations, usages, programs, and work procedures for proper and efficient management of specialized turfgrass areas, including golf courses and institutional and residential properties are studied

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Plant Propagation

A study of the fundamental techniques and the theory and principles involved in the production of horticultural plants by seeds, cuttings, layering, and grafting.

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