Alec Kowalewski

Associate Professor, Turf Specialist
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Office: 541-737-5449
Fax: 541-737-3479

The primary goal of my extension and outreach program, which is funded by the Giustina Turf Endowment, is improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turfgrass management.  Topics of interest related to this include, utilization of sustainable turfgrass varieties and cultivars, improving fertility and irrigation efficiency, and the use of pesticide alternatives.  I will be involved with the development and implementation of integrated pest management programs designed to reduce pesticide use.

Giustina Turf Endowment Report (2019)

Recent Publications 

  • Olsen, C., A. Cain, M. Gould, C. Mattox and A. Kowalewski. 2019. Optimizing Irrigation Rates and Frequency for Perennial Ryegrass in Western Oregon. Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management. 5:180094. doi:10.2134/cftm2018.11.0094.
  • Braithwaite, E.T., B.W. McDonald, and A.R. Kowalewski. 2019. Evaluation of fungicides, phosphites, and nutrients for the control of Anthracnose on annual bluegrass in western Oregon, 2018. Plant Disease Management Report. 13:T018.
  • Braithwaite, E.T., B.W. McDonald, and A.R. Kowalewski. 2019. Evaluation of fungicide programs for the control of Anthracnose on annual bluegrass in western Oregon, 2018. Plant Disease Management Report. 13:T019.
  • Stock, T. and A. Kowalewski. 2018. Key Components to Developing a School Integrated Pest Management Training Program. Journal of Extension. 57(1):1-6.
  • Mattox, C., A. Kowalewski, and B. McDonald. 2018. Rolling and Biological Control Products Affect Microdochium Patch Severity on an Annual Bluegrass Putting Green. Agronomy Journal. 110(6): 2189-2197.
  • McDonald, B., C. Mattox, M. Gould, and A. Kowalewski. 2018. Effects of Sulfur and Calcium Source on pH, Anthracnose Severity, and Microdochium Patch Management on Annual Bluegrass in Western Oregon. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management. 4:180018. doi:10.2134/cftm2018.03.0018.
  • Schwartz, B.M., W.W. Hanna, L.L. Baxter, P.L. Raymer, F.C. Waltz, A.R. Kowalewski, A. Chandra, A.D. Genovesi, B.G. Wherley, G.L. Miller, S.R. Milla-Lewis, C.C. Reynolds, Y. Wu, D.L. Martin, J.Q. Moss, M.P. Kenna, J.B. Unruh, K.E. Kenworthy, J. Zhang and P. Munoz. 2018. ‘DT-1’, a Drought-Tolerant Triploid Turf Bermudagrass. HortScience 53(11):1711-1714. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI13083-18
  • McDonald, B.W. and A. Kowalewski. 2017. Effect of fungicides applied at reduced rates on Microdochium patch in western Oregon, 2017. Plant Disease Management Report. 11:T033.
  • McDonald, B.W. and A. Kowalewski. 2017. Effects of Fungicides on Leaf Spot in Western Oregon, 2016. Plant Disease Management Report. 11:T034.
  • Daviscourt, B.L., A.R. Kowalewski, and J.G. Lambrinos. 2017. A Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Synthetic Infill and Natural Grass Systems. International Turfgrass Research Journal. 13(1):373-379.
  • Olsen, C., A. Kowalewski, M. Gould, and J. Lambrinos. 2017. Evaluating Two Rainwater Harvesting Systems in an Urban Setting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Journal of Green Building. 12:1-10.
  • Zhang, J., D. Sullivan, A. Kowalewski, J. Peake, W. Anderson, C. Waltz, and B. Schwartz. 2017. Evaluating Hybrid Bermudagrass Using Spectral Reflectance under Different Mowing Heights and Trinexapac-ethyl Applications. HortTechnology. 27:45-53.
  • McDonald, B.W. and A.R. Kowalewski. 2017. Effects of Fungicides on Microdochium Patch in Western Oregon, 2016. Plant Disease Management Report. 11:T009.
  • McDonald, B.W. and A.R. Kowalewski. 2017. Effects of Fungicides on Gray Snow Mold in Central Oregon, 2016. Plant Disease Management Report. 11:T008.

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At OSU
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Horticulture
Do you accept grad students?: 
I accept graduate students for Horticulture
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I am also responsible for teaching and advising the Turfgrass Management undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Horticulture.  I am also the advisor for the OSU undergraduate Turf Club.  This club is a very active group that regularly meets with industry members,  participates in student competition on a national level, and frequently represents the OSU turf program as exhibitors at various industry related meetings and shows.

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