Dr. Aaron Patton is a Professor in the Horticulture & Landscape Architecture department at Purdue University. Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, and his master’s and doctorate from Purdue University. His extension responsibilities are to provide education to Indiana’s $1.8 billion turfgrass industry. His research responsibilities include planning, implementing, and leading projects devoted to managing quality lawn, sod, golf, and sports turf while reducing management inputs. Patton’s research interests focus on weed ecology and control, zoysiagrass and fine fescue, and agronomic practices in turfgrass systems. He is co-author of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, 5th edition. He teaches the senior level turfgrass science course at Purdue University and mentors undergraduate and graduate students. Aaron also serves as the Interim Department Head of the Horticulture & Landscape Architecture department at Purdue University.