Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Michael Maurer
Assistant Professor of Horticulture



Ph.D. University of Florida. 1994. Horticulture.

M.S. California State University, Fresno. 1989. Agriculture.

B.S. California State University, Fresno. 1985. Plant Science.


Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Department of Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2006-present.

Assistant Professor of Horticulture. Department of Plant and Soil Science. Texas Tech University. 1999-2006.

Fruit Crops Area Agent/Research Scientist (80/20). University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service. 1994-99.


Principal Research Interests:

Horticulture. Turfgrass, water quality, irrigation, fertility, and management.


Publications (selected):

Maurer, M. A., Reinert, J. A., Auld, D. L., Brewer, S. T. 2009. Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) resistance to the Rhodes mealybug. International Turfgrass Science Research Journal.

Kenworthy, K. E., Auld, D. L., McKenney, C. B., Giatan-Giatan, F., Lowery, C. C., Wright, R. J., Kebebe, H., Maurer, M. A., Ryan, D. L. 2008. Registration of 'Tech Turf I' buffalograss (vol. 2, pp. 12). Madisen, WI: Journal of Plant Registrations.

Montague, T. D., McKenney, C. B., Maurer, M. A., Winn, B. 2007. Influence of irrigation volume and mulch on establishment of select shrub species (3th ed., vol. 33, pp. 202-209). Champaign, IL: Arborculture and Urban forestry.

Maurer, M. A., D. L. Auld, C. L. Murphy, and C. B. McKenney. 2002. Evaluation of nineteen zoysiagrass turfgrass cultivars on the Texas high plains. Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources 15:51-59.

Weinert, T. L., T. L. Thompson, S. A. White, and M. A. Maurer. 2002. Nitrogen fertigation of young navel oranges: Growth, N status, and uptake of fertilizer N. HortScience 37(2) 334-337.