Richard L. Duble

Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843

Phone: 409-845-4826

Dick Duble received his B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy from Texas A&M University in 1962 and 1965, respectively. He also received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in Plant and Soil Science in 1967. Dr. Duble joined the A&M in September of 1967 and has been located on the College Station campus since 1970. He is currently Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist.

Dr. Duble has also received many honors and awards. In 1992, he received the A.W. Crain Diamond Award and in 1982 he received the Distinguished Service Award. Both awards were given by the Texas Turfgrass Association. He also was honored in 1989 by the Texas Cooperative Extension with the Superior Service Award and in 1985 by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America with the Excellence in Communication Award.



Southern Turfgrasses: Their management and Use, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 1996, 352 pp.

Southern Lawns and Ground Covers, Pacesetter Press, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX, 1977, 91 pp.


"Preemergence Herbicides As They Influence Bermudagrass Establishment", Golf Course Reporter, E.C. Holt, 1965.

"The Translocation and Mode of Action of Two Organic Arsenals", Diss. Abstr., 1968.

"The Translocation of Two Organic Arsenal in Purple Nutsedge", Weed Sci., 16 (4):421-424, E.C. Holt and G.G. McBee, 1968.

"Nutritive Value and Grazing Comparison of Weeping Lovegrass and Other Summer Grasses", Weeping Lovegrass Symp., Ardmore, OK, 1970.

"Production and Utilization of Permanent Warm-Season Grasses", TAES RP-2765, J.A. Lancaster, 1970.

"Recycling and Efficiencies of Nutrients Under Two Management Systems", In: Proc. Southern Agri. Workers, Rouquette and Matocha, 1971.

"Forage Characteristics Limiting Animal Performance on Warm-Season Perennial Grasses", Agron. J., 63:795-798, J.A. Lancaster and E.C. Holt, 1971.

"Stocking Rate Effect on Forage Utilization and Performance of Cow and Calves Grazing Coastal Bermudagrass Pastures", Proceedings: Southern Agriculture Workers Conference, Richmond, Virginia, F.M. Rouquette, 1972.

"Interaction of Hg and As on Growth of Bermudagrass", Western Soil Science Society of America Abstr., R.W. Weaver and J.R. Melton, 1972.

"Recycling and Recovery of N, P, and K by Coastal Bermudagrass I. Effects of Sources and Rates of N Under a Clipping System", Journal of Environmental Quality, 2 (1) 125-129, J.E. Matocha and F.M. Rouquette , 1973.

"Recycling and Recovery of N, P, and K by Coastal Bermudagrass II. Effects of Sources and Rates of N Under Grazing System Two Stocking Rates", Journal of Environmental Quality, 2 (1) 129-132, F.M. Rouquette and J.E. Matocha, 1973.

"Thatch Accumulation in Bermudagrass Turf in Relation to Management", Agro. J., 65:833-835, V.H. Meinhold and E.C. Holt, 1973.

"Thatch Decomposition in Bermudagrass Turf", In: Proc. Second International Turfgrass Conference, 445-451, R.W. Weaver, 1973.

"Physical Characteristics of Golf Greens Built to USGA Specifications", Agron. J., 67:647-652, K.W. Brown, 1975.

"Turfgrass Research in Texas", CPR 3364-3376, TAES, 1976.

"Influence of Management and Season on Fate of N Applied to Golf Greens", Agron. G., 69:667-671, K.W. Brown and J.C. Thomas, 1977.

"Arsenic Pollution from Underground Leaching and Runoff from Golf Greens", Agron. J., 70:71-74, J.C. Thomas and K.W. Brown, 1978.

"Nitrogen Source Effect on Nitrate and Ammonium Leaching and Runoff Losses from Golf Greens", Agron. J., 74:947-950, K.W. Brown and J.C. Thomas, 1982.

"Uptake of Arsenic and Mercury from Soil by Bermudagrass", J. of Environmental Pollution, (Series A) 33: (1984) 133-142, R.W. Weaver, J.R. Melton and DeShin Wang, 1984.


"Managing Turfgrass Insects", Golf Course Management, 58(4):96-114, 1990.

"Turfgrass Rootzones", Texas Turfgrass, 43(1):20-26, 1990.

"Future Environments Need More TLC", Texas Turfgrass, 43(3):7-9, 1990.

"Lawn Weed Control", Texas Turfgrass, 43(3):13-20, 1990.

"Protecting the Lawn", TAEX L-2391, Denise McWilliams, 1990.

"Facts and Fallacies of Lawn Care", Texas Turfgrass, 44(3):16-18, 1991.

"Turf Management in the 21st Century", Texas Turfgrass, 45(1):6-9, 1992.

"Water Management of Turfgrass", Texas Turfgrass, 45(4):6-14, 1993.

"Turfgrass and the Environment", Texas Turfgrass, 46(3):11-14, 1993.

"Sports Field Maintenance", TAEX L-2344, 1994.

"Home Lawns", TAEX B-5088, William E. Knoop, 1994.

"Iron Chlorosis in Turfgrass Management", Texas Turfgrass, 46(4):7-8, 1994.

"Mathematics in Turfgrass Management", Texas Turfgrass, 47(1):6-9, 1994.

"Spring Transition in Bermudagrass", Southern Turf and Landscape Press, 6(3):1, 1995.

"Identification and Control of Turfgrass Diseases", Texas Turfgrass, 48(1):14-27, 1995.


Editor, Texas Turfgrass and Southern Turfgrass magazines distributed to 10,000 professional turf managers, 1981-Present

Served as program chairman for annual Southern Turfgrass Conference and Show with attendance of over 500 professional turf managers (1981-1991)

Established campaign and raised funds to support two $150,000 endowed graduate fellowships in Soil & Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University (1985)

Developed a certification program and study manual sponsored by the Texas Turfgrass Association to recognize qualified professional turfgrass managers in Texas (1987)

Participated in Capital Campaign at Texas A&M University to raise 15 million dollars to support the Texas A&M golf course and the turfgrass research and education program (1994-Present)