The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon announced today that Eric Reasor, Ph.D., has joined the company as a research scientist for the southeastern U.S.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Reasor will be responsible for coordinating all research protocols, technical assistance to cooperators, and product support for channel partners and end-users in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Reasor holds a Ph.D. in Turfgrass Weed Science from The University of Tennessee, where he conducted research programs for "off-type" grasses in bermudagrass putting greens, participated in extension activities, and managed weed science research programs. He earned his Master of Science in Plant Sciences from The University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences from Virginia Tech University.
Prior to joining PBI-Gordon, Reasor was assistant professor of Turfgrass Science at Mississippi State University, where he oversaw undergraduate education and recruitment, turfgrass breeding and cultivar development, and plant growth regulator research.
With a line of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products, PBI-Gordon Corporation is a national leader in the professional turf and ornamental management industry. The company also develops and markets products for the consumer lawn, garden, and farm and ranch markets, as well as animal health and grooming products for consumers and veterinarians. Based in the Kansas City metro area, PBI-Gordon has been in business since 1947, and is 100 percent employee-owned. For information on PBI-Gordon, visit PBIGordonTurf.com or call 800-884-3179.