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Hennen Cummings
Associate Professor
Contact Information
Email:hcummings@tarleton.edu
Office:Joe W. Autry (Agriculture) Building, 203C
Phone:254-968-9223

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Courses Offered

Undergraduate
  • PSSC 3315 Weed Management (Fall)
  • PSSC 2470 Introduction to Turfgrass Science (Fall)
  • PSSC 4380 Golf Course Management (Fall)
  • PSSC 486 Prob: Turfgrass Syst. (Fall)
  • PSSC 488 Undergraduate Research (Fall)
Graduate
  • PSSC 586 Prob: Turfgrass Research (Fall)
  • PSSC 586 Prob: Weed Science (Fall)
  • PSSC 586 Prob: Weed Science Lab (Fall)
  • AGRI 588 Thesis (Fall)

collapse Research and Scholarly Activities

Publications

Refereed Publications
  • Beck, L. B. and Cummings, H.D. Evaluation of Vitazyme as a Fertilizer Supplement in Increasing Turfgrass Resistance to Damage from Traffic. 2009 Agronomy Abstracts. The results of these experiments were presented to the Crop Science Society of America in Pittsburgh, PA November 2, 2009
  • Dia, M., David, W., Thompson, C. A., Cummings, H. D., H, C., T, R. (2009). Spatial Distribution of Heavy Metals in the Soils of Erath County, Texas. Studia Universitatis - Geographica, 2, 99-115.
  • Cummings, H. D., Weber, J. B., Yelverton, F. H., Leidy, R. B. (2009). Downward Mobility of 14C-Labeled Simazine in a Bermudagrass System Vs a Fallow Soil System. Crop Science, 49(March-April), 704-713.
  • Darilek, L. J., Weindorf, D. C., Kumar, A., Muir, J. P., Wittie, R. D., Cummings, H. D., Lambert, B. D. (2007). Dairy Effluent Phosphorus Sequestration of Soils in Erath County, Texas. Soil Survey Horizens, 48, 51-56.
  • Cummings, H. D., Brandenburg, R. L., Leidy, R. B., Yelverton, F. H. (2006). Impact of Fipronil Residues on Mole cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) Behavior and Mortality in Bermudagrass. Florida Entomologist, 89(3), 293-298.
Non-Refereed Publications
  • Cummings, H. D. (2009). Calibration of Tank Sprayers. Texas Turfgrass(1st Quarter 2009), 8 -14.
Presentations
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Target Specialty Products seminar, "Turfgrass Fertility. Why Do We All Do It Differently?," Target Specialty Products, Houston, TX. (February 20, 2012).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Texas Turfgrass Association Conference and Trade Show, "Plant Growth regulators on Golf Course Putting Greens," Texas Turfgrass Association, San Antonio, TX. (December 13, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D., American Society of Agronomy 2011 International Annual Meeting, "Evaluation of Turfgrass Traffic Injury Abatement Systems," American Society of Agronomy, San Antonio, TX. (October 17, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Texas Turfgrass Association Summer Conference, "Presented Herbicide Resistant Weeds," Texas Turfgrass Association, Bastrop, TX. (July 11, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Texas Master Gardener Association 2011 State Conference, "Presented FUNdamentals of Lawn Care," Texas Master Gardener Association, Glen Rose, TX. (April 28, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Environmental Communication Week, "How to Conserve Water and Harvest Your Own Rainwater," Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (April 20, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Home and Garden Show, "Presented FUNdamentals of Lawn Care," Chamber of Comerce, Stephenville, TX.. (April 9, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), 25th Annual Professional Grounds Conference, "Turf Weeds and Their Control," Bell County Expo, Belton, TX. (January 26, 2011).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), AgriLife 2010 Horticulture Seminar, "Using IPM Principles to Control Disease in Turfgrass," AgriLife, Stephenville. (November 17, 2010). Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), AgriLife 2010 Horticulture Seminar, "What’s N
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), AgriLife 2010 Horticulture Seminar, "What’s New in Weed Control for Turfgrass," AgriLife, Stephenville, TX. (November 16, 2010).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), West texas Golf Course Superintendents Association, "Herbicide Resistance Affects All of Us," West texas Golf Course Superintendents Association, Synder, TX. (October 26, 2010).
  • Cummings, H. D., Texas Turfgrass Association Summer Conference and Show, "Turfgrass fertility - Why Do We All Do It Differently?," Texas Turfgrass Association, Corpus Christi, TX. (July 27, 2010).
  • Cummings, H. D. (Presenter & Author), Texas Turfgrass Association Conference & Show, "Calibration of Tank Sprayers," Texas Turfgrass Association, Austin, TX. (December 16, 2009).
  • Cummings, H. D., Erath County Structural Pest Control Program, "What is New in Weed Control for Turfgrass," Texas Agrilife Extension, Stephenville. (November 18, 2009).
  • Beck, L. A. (Presenter & Author), Cummings, H. D., American Society of Agronomy and Crop and Soil Sciences, "Evaluation of Vitazyme as a Fertilizer Supplement in Increasing Turfgrass Resistance to Damage from Traffic," Crop Science, Pittsburgh, PA. (November 2, 2009).
  • Beck, L. (Presenter & Author), Cummings, H. D. (Author Only), TAMU System pathways to the Doctorate Student Research Symposium, "Evaluation of Vitazyme as a Fertilizer Supplement in Increasing Resistance to Damage from Traffic," Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (October 2008).
  • Rose, J. (Presenter & Author), Cummings, H. D. (Author Only), Wittie, R. D., Kattes, D. H., American Society of Agronomy Southern Branch, "Evaluation of Vitazyme as a Fertilizer Supplement in Establishing and Maintaining Bermudagrass," American Society of Agronomy, Dallas, TX. (February 2008).
  • Beck, L. (Presenter & Author), Cummings, H. D. (Author Only), Tarleton State University Research Symposium, "Evaluation of Aquatrols Experimental Products on a Tall Fescue Blend," Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (February 2008).
  • Rose, J. (Presenter & Author), Cummings, H. D. (Author Only), Wittie, R. D., Kattes, D. H., TAMU System pathways to the Doctorate Student Research Symposium, "Evaluation of Vitazyme as a Fertilizer Supplement in Establishing and Maintaining Bermudagrass," Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (November 2007)
  • Beck, L. (Presenter & Author), Cummings, H. D. (Author Only), TAMU System pathways to the Doctorate Student Research Symposium, "Evaluation of Vitazyme as a Fertilizer Supplement Report Generated on August 26, 2013 Page 31 of 186 in Increasing Drought Tolerance and Resistance to Damage from Traffic," Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX. (November 2007).

Professional Affiliations & Accreditations

  • Faculty Development
  • Faculty Senate
  • Advisor to Tarleton Turfgrass Society
  • Stephenville Water Conservation Committee

Degrees

  • Ph D, North Carolina State University
  • MS, University of Wyoming
  • BS, Texas A&M University

Graduate Group Memberships

  • Tarleton State University Graduate Faculty Status
  • Texas A&M University System Graduate Faculty Status

Hennen Cummings

Hennen Cummings is Associate Professor at Tarleton. Dr. Cummings has evaluated experimental herbicides, insecticides, nematicides, plant growth regulators, turfgrass paints and pigments, gypsum formulations, soil wetting agents, biostimulants, microbials, traffic injury abatement systems, new turfgrass and other plant varieties, and fertilizers using visual estimates of quality, injury, density, control. He has access to regional golf courses with nesting blue herons, deer, wild hogs, armadillo, and numerous passerine species for studies of urban wildlife. The Tarleton State University Turfgrass Field Laboratory has 12 species of irrigated cool and warm-season turfgrasses maintained at various mowing heights and levels.  Dr. Cummings also has experience in environmental site assessment and environmental impact mitigation. His doctoral work examined pesticide movement in row crop and turfgrass systems.