Barry R. Stewart

Associate Professor

Specialty: Sports Turf Science

Mailing Address:

Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS

Physical Address:

356 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS

Phone: (662) 325-2725


  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Research/Extension Assignments:

  • Interaction of turfgrass, soils and athletes

Teaching Assignments:

  • PSS 4443 Athletic Field Management
  • PSS 3411 and 3421 Turfgrass Seminar
  • PSS 1313 Plant Science

Society Memberships:

  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Committee D 18 on Soil and Rock
  • Committee E 50 on Environmental Assessment
  • Committee F 08 on Sports Facilities and Equipment
  • American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America
  • American Society for Mining and Reclamation
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • American Society for Horticultural Science Mississippi Turfgrass Association
  • Alpha Zeta
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Seth Raynor Society


  • C. I. Rich Research Award, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, (1996)
  • Memorial Scholarship, American Society for Surface Mining Reclamation (1992)
  • National Science Foundation Fellow (1987-1991)
  • Outstanding Senior in Agronomy Award, University of Wisconsin at River Falls (1986)
  • Pioneer Seed Scholarship Award, University of Wisconsin at River Falls (1985)


Munshaw, G.C., J.M. Layton, B.R. Stewart, H.W. Philley, J.S. Beasley, and R. Lemus. 2014. The Germination Responses of Five Bermudagrass Cultivars to Seedcoating and Temperature . HortScience, Vol. 49(9):1225-1229. Download
Vines, P.L., M. Tomaso-Peterson, T.W. Allen, C.J. Balbalian, and B.R. Stewart. 2014. Distribution of ectotrophic root-infecting fungi associated with declining ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens. Phytopathology, Vol. 104:S3.122. Download
Vines, P.L., M. Tomaso-Peterson, T.W. Allen, B.R. Stewart, F.S. Meyer, and J.L. DuBien. 2013. Characterization of ectotrophic root-infecting fungi isolated from ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) root materials. Phytopathology, Vol. 103:S2.153. Download
Munshaw, G., H.W. Philley, J.M. Goatley, P.D. Gerard, B.R. Stewart. 2009. Timing of seeded bermudagrass establishment affects first-winter survival. International Turf Research Journal 11:417-426.
Stewart, B.R., G. Munshaw, H.W. Philley, D.W. Wells. 2009. Ball marks: Does repair tool influence recovery time? International Turf Research Journal 11:489-499.
Goatley, J.M., J.R. Sneed, V.L. Maddox, B.R. Stewart, D.W. Wells, H.W. Philley. 2007. Turf covers for winter protection of bermudagrass golf greens. Applied Turfgrass Science. Download
Munshaw, G., B.R. Stewart, H.W. Philley, D.W. Wells. 2007. Ball mark repair: Is it the tool, or how you use it? Applied Turfgrass Science. Download