Brian S. Whitlark
||Brian S. Whitlark
Whitlark joined the Green Section staff as an agronomist in 2008 and is making Turf Advisory Service visits in Arizona, Nevada, California and New Mexico, working with regional director Pat Gross.
Whitlark is a certified professional soil scientist and has worked extensively with golf courses facing challenging soil and water conditions. Since joining the Green Section, Whitlark has conducted applied research in a variety of areas, including fairway cultivation methods to improve soil water infiltration and leaching, deep vertical mowing effects on organic matter and thatch reduction in ultradwarf bermudagrass greens and most recently, the pros and cons of using turf colorants. He has written extensively for practitioners in the area of soil, water and interpretation of soil test results.
Whitlark received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, with an emphasis in turfgrass science, at the University of Arizona at Tucson. He was raised in the Bay Area and enjoys golf, soccer and football, and he has completed seven marathons over the years.