Bernhard Leinauer

Bernhard Leinauer
Bernhard Leinauer

Education:

  • Ph.D.: 1997, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany, Department of Crop Production and Grassland Science. Thesis: Irrigation Effects on Water Use, Drought Stress Tolerance, and Recuperative Ability of Several Turfgrasses.

  • M.S.: 1990, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany, Department of Crop Production and Grassland Science. Thesis: Drought Effects on Recuperative Ability of Turfgrasses.

Research Interests:

  • Irrigation with recycled and/or high saline water and subsequent effects on plant and soil quality

  • Implementing technologies for monitoring water and salinity in soils and associated stress in plants

  • Mitigation of water repellency in root zones

  • Screening for low water use, cold and salt tolerant grass species and cultivars

  • Efficient use of irrigation water on turf (e.g. alternative irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling, and modification of turfgrass root zones)