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CLEMSON – Clemson University’s turfgrass maestro Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades.
Bert McCarty wins Carolina Golf Course Superintendents Association’s highest honor.Image Credit: Carolina Golf Course Superintendents Association
McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professorin Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association during a special ceremony in Myrtle Beach November 14. This award is the association’s highest honor. Carlyle Brewster, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department chair, said receiving this award is testament to McCarty’s research expertise and devotion to the turfgrass industry.
“We are very proud of Dr. McCarty,” Brewster said. “His achievements are making positive impacts on our students, on the turfgrass industry and on our state.”
Rob Daniel, association president, said McCarty is an excellent choice for this award.
“Bert McCarty is a giant in his field, not just in the Carolinas but across the country and overseas,” Daniel said. “No one will be surprised by this news. If anything, they might wonder why it didn’t happen long ago, because Bert has been providing distinguished service for as long as many of us can remember.”
McCarty is well-known on the golf course superintendent’s circuit. He is a frequent speaker at regional, national and international events. He also has authored or co-authored 15 books, as well as hundreds of book chapters, journal articles and research reports, and almost 600 scientific presentations and abstracts. In one of his latest ventures, McCarty partnered with renowned botanist, David Hall, to write Common Weeds and Wildflowers. This book is a compilation of the major weeds and wildflowers found in gardens, roadsides, pastures, fields, golf courses, sports fields, lawns, crops, ornamentals and sod production. McCarty received the American Science of Agronomy Extension Educational Award for Common Weeds and Wildflowers on November 7 during the …