William (Bill) M. Dest
Agronomist, Soil Scientist
EducationPh.D. 1980. Soils & Crops, Rutgers Univ., NJ
M.S. 1974. Agronomy, Univ. of Connecticut
B.S. 1969. Agronomy, Univ. of Connecticut
Research has been conducted in areas of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilization effecting plant communities directed toward reducing fertilizer rates, soil test calibration with P and K for developing fertilizer recommendations in the area of turfgrass management, potassium release rate studies of various sand sources used in the construction of golf course putting greens and plant response to residual nitrogen from several nitrogen fertilizer sources. Current research is directing toward (1) clipping management and its effects on the chemical, biological and physical properties of soils, nutrient recycling and nitrogen leaching, (2) salt marsh soils and restoration and its effect on Spartina patens, and (3) developing criteria for athletic field surfaces from response of the surface to physical measurements.
Work Experience1997 - present: Emeritus Professor, UConn.
1985 - 1996: Assoc. Extension Professor, UConn.
1980 - 1985: Research Associate II, UConn.
1975 - 1980: Research Associate I, UConn.
1970 - 1975: Research Assistant III, UConn.
Last updated: 15 August 1997