Kenneth Hignight

Kenneth Hignight is the Director of Research for NexGen Turf Research, LLC in Albany, Oregon.  Kenneth received a B.S. from Tarleton StateUniversity in Plant and Soil Sciences and a M.S. from Texas A & M in Plant Breeding.  Kenneth has been employed by NexGen Turf Research since 1990.  Prior to that he worked at the Texas Agriculture Experiment Station from 1981-1988 and was employed by the USDA from 1988-1989.

Kenneth’s focus of work at NexGen is to improve turf-type cultivars of tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, and fine fescues.  Areas of study include drought, disease resistance, and turf quality.  Turf trials have been established across the United States for evaluation of varieties.

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