Adam Thoms, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor specializing in Commercial Turfgrass Management, Iowa State University, Department of Horticulture, Ames, IA. Dr. Thoms received his B.S. from Iowa State University, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Sciences and Plants, Soils, and Insects from the University of Tennessee. His research interest includes golf, athletic field performance and safety, residential, commercial and municipal turf applications, sustainable turf management. He is the Turfgrass Extension Specialist for Iowa. He is active in the turf industry not only in Iowa but also nationally. Dr. Thoms teaches Hort. 453 (Sports Turf Management) and Hort. 454 (Turf and Landscape Irrigation) courses at Iowa State.