Jay McCurdy

Assistant Extension Professor

Specialty: Turfgrass Science

Mailing Address:

Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS

Physical Address:

158 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS


Phone: (662) 325-2331


  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.Sc., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • B.Sc., University of Tennessee, Martin

Research/Extension Assignments:

Teaching Assignments:

  • PSS 3133 Intro to Weed Science

Society Memberships:

  • Weed Science Society of America
  • Southern Weed Science Society
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, MSU Chapter


McCurdy, J. D., C. M. Baldwin. 2015. Selecting and managing turfgrass for shade. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2892, Mississippi State University. 4 pp. Download
McCurdy, J. D., J. S. McElroy, M. L. Flessner. 2015. Common lespedeza (Kummerowia striata) control within maintained centipedegrass turf. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management 1(1). Download
McCurdy, J.D. 2014. Preventing and Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds in Turfgrass.. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2844, Mississippi State University. Download
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy, E.A. Guertal, C.W. Wood. 2014. White clover inclusion within a bermudagrass lawn: Effects of supplemental nitrogen upon botanical composition and nitrogen cycling. Crop Science 54:1796-1803. Download
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy, E.A. Guertal. 2014. White clover (Trifolium repens) establishment within dormant bermudagrass turf: cultural considerations, establishment timing, seeding rate, and cool-season companion grass species. HortScience 48:1556-1561.
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy, E.A. Guertal, C.W. Wood. 2013. Dynamics of white clover (Trifolium repens) decomposition in a southeastern bermudagrass lawn. Agronomy Journal 105:1277-1282. Download
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy,M.L. Flessner. 2012. Differential response of four Trifolium species to common broadleaf herbicides: implications for mixed grass-legume swards. Weed Technology 27:123-128. Download
McElroy, J.S., J.D. McCurdy, M.L. Flessner. 2012. Seedling centipedegrass response to mesotrione plus simazine mixtures. HortTechnology 22:627-630.
Flessner, M.L., J.D. McCurdy, J.S. McElroy. 2011. Tolerance of six zoysiagrass cultivars to aminocyclopyrachlor. Weed Technology 25:574-579. Download
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy, D.A. Kopsell, C.E. Sams. 2009. Mesotrione control and pigment concentration of large crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) under varying environmental conditions. Pest Management Science 65(6):640-644. Download
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy, G.K. Breeden. 2009. Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and large crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) response to soil and foliar applied mesotrione. Weed Technology 23(1):62-66. Download
McCurdy, J.D., D.A. Kopsell, C.E. Sams, J.C. Sorochan, J.S. McElroy. 2008. Effects of mesotrione on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) carotenoid concentrations under varying environmental conditions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 56(19):9133-9139. Download
McCurdy, J.D., J.S. McElroy, G.K. Breeden, D.A. Kopsell. 2008. Mesotrione plus prodiamine for smooth crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum) control in established bermudagrass turf. Weed Technology 22(2):275-279. Download