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John Cisar

Turfgrass and Water Researcher, Author, Consultant

Dr. John L. Cisar

Retired Professor of Turfgrass Management and Water, University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center and currently a private Turfgrass Consultant.

Dr. Cisar was a professor of turfgrass management and water with the University of Florida for 28 years from 1986-2014. He earned his B. A. from Rutgers University, M. S. from Cornell University and Ph. D. from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Cisar conducted research and extension outreach on the environmental impacts of turfgrass management in Florida.


His program focused on developing sustainable turfgrass systems while minimizing environmental impacts.  Dr. Cisar conducted research on water quality and conservation, soil water repellency, pest management, pesticide fate, and nutrient leaching, turf nutrition, and soil amendments.


Dr. Cisar was elected C-5 Turfgrass Division Board Representative of the American Society of Agronomy, 1999-2002. He is the current Treasurer of the International Turfgrass Society and is the Technical Editor for Turf News.


Dr. Cisar served as International Turfgrass Society Director from 1993-2001.


Dr. Cisar was elected Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy in 2003.


Dr. Cisar received the 2005 “Wreath of Grass Award”, the highest honor from the Florida Turfgrass Association.


In 2008, he was appointed affiliate faculty status in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida.


In 2009, Dr. Cisar was elected Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America.


In 2011, Dr. Cisar was recognized by the Florida Golf Course


Superintendent’s Association with the “FGCSA Marie Roberts Lifetime


Service Award”. Dr. Cisar is currently a private turfgrass management consultant.


2015. Turf and Pest Consulting Group.