Dr. John Sorochan’s research focus at the University of Tennessee is to evaluate both warm and cool season grasses in the transition zone in Knoxville, Tennessee. Cultivar evaluations are an important part of research considering the grass diseases that are present in Knoxville. Various NTEP and CTBT trials are ongoing at theUniversity of Tennessee. Also, various fungicide evaluations are always occurring from year to year. Several athletic field studies are currently being performed.