Haibo Liu

Professor, Turfgrass/Sports Turf

Dr. Haibo LiuEmail: haibol@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-6367

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

B.S.--Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China (1982)
M.S.--Horticulture (Turf), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988)
Ph.D.--Plant Sciences (Turf), University of Rhode Island (1992)
Post Doc.--Turfgrass Science, Rutgers University (1993-1996)

Research interest:
Turfgrass physiology, nutrient management, stress physiology, pest management; turf management and soil fertility, plant nutrition.

HORT 2120: Introduction to Turfgrass Culture
HORT 2710/4710: Internship
HORT 4200/6200: Applied Turfgrass Physiology
CSEN 4520/6530, 4531/6531: Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility and Lab
HORT 4080: Creative Inquiry for Turf Majors

Additional Information: 260 Poole Agricultural Center, Box 340310


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More about Dr. Liu:

Dr. Haibo Liu is a professor of turfgrass science and management in School of Agricultural, Forestry, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES) at Clemson University with a specialized area of turfgrass nutrition and stress physiology.  He has over 290 publications (among those, 86 are peer-reviewed publications; 83 trade magazine publications; 8 book chapters, and 122 research abstracts) in turfgrass science and management and has given over 300 presentations to different audiences in addition to his routine turf related teaching. He has taught a total of 23 different courses and labs at Beijing Forestry University, University of Rhode Island, Rutgers University, Western Kentucky University, and Clemson University with over 5,200 students enrolled in those courses in the past 31 years since 1982 with his first full time teaching position at Beijing Forestry University.

In addition, he has chaired 12 graduate students as the major professor and been a committee member for 16 additional graduate students since 1996.  He currently is a major professor of two Ph.D. students . At Clemson, he is teaching an introduction course of turfgrass science and management, and two advanced level turfgrass-related courses of turfgrass stress physiology and plant nutrition and soil fertility with labs and responsible for turf major internships. He has been PI or co-PIs of over $2.9 million research grants with a focus on turfgrass stress physiology, management, nutrition, and aluminum toxicity. He is the senior author of a CD ROM Book (946 pages): Landscape, Turfgrass, and Golf Course management and a coauthor of Turfgrass Physiology CD ROM Slide Set.

He was the GCSAA seminar speaker of foliar turfgrass nutrients in 2003 and 2004 and has been Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association Annual Conference seminar speaker of “Turfgrass Foliar Nutrients” from 2005 to 2012. He has served as a co-editor or associate editor of the 11th and 12th International Turfgrass Research Journal, Editing Board of the Second International Sports Turf Proceedings, Associate Editor of Agronomy Journal, and a Consulting Editor of HortScience. He has served South Carolina Sports Turf Managers Association Board since 2005 as an educational coordinator.