Jay McCurdy

Jay McCurdy

Associate Professor

Agronomy - Turfgrass

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Physical Address:
361 Dorman Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Research/Extension Assignments:

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

  • PSS 3133 Intro to Weed Science

Society Membership:
  • 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


  • Boyd, A., J. S. McElroy, J. D. McCurdy, P. McCullough, D. Y. Hann, E. A. Guertal. 2021. Reducing topramezone injury to bermudagrass utilizing chelated iron and other additives. Weed Technology 35(2):289-296. Download
  • Carroll, D., J. T. Brosnan, J. D. McCurdy, E. De Castro, A. J. Patton, W. Liu, J. E. Kaminski, K. Tang, P. McCullough, D. Westenbury. 2021. Germinability of annual bluegrass seed during spring in the Eastern United States. Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management. Download
  • De Castro, E., J. D. McCurdy. 2021. Yellow nutsedge control with sequential applications of sulfentrazone and sulfentrazone pre-mixtures within maintained turfgrass. Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management 7(1):e20094. Download
  • McCurdy, J. D., C. M. Baldwin. 2021. Selecting and managing turfgrass for shade. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2892. Download
  • McCurdy, J., N. Minaev, T. M. Tseng, D. Chesser, C. Barickman, M. Tomaso-Peterson. 2021. Fluxapyroxad + pyraclostrobin fungicide may hasten the establishment of post-harvest refrigerated ultradwarf bermudagrass plugs. Crop, Forage, & Turfgrass Management e20123.  Download
  • McCurdy, J. D. 2020. Controlling wild garlic in Mississippi lawns. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3511.  Download
  • McCurdy, J. D., E. Flournoy, B. R. Stewart, H. W. Philley, K. R. Reddy, W. Kreuser, E. H. Reasor, C. M. Baldwin. 2020. Estimates of turf-type hybrid bermudagrass base and optimal growth temperatures. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 65(3):258-266.
  • Minaev, N., M. Tomaso-Peterson, T. M. Tseng, G. D. Chesser, T. C. Barickman, J. D. McCurdy. 2020. Harvest aids for improved bermudagrass sod shelf-life and transplant success. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment 3(1):e20108.  Download
  • Richard, M. P., J. Morrison, J. D. McCurdy. 2020. Effects of preemergence herbicides on establishment of little bluestem and sideoats grama golf course rough. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management 6(1):e20051.  Download
  • Small, Z. D., J. D. McCurdy, E. D. Begitschke, M. P. Richard. 2019. Herbicides for control of wild garlic (allium vineale) in turfgrass. HortTechnology 29(6):838-841. Download
  • Tseng, T. M., S. Shrestha, J. D. McCurdy, E. Wilson, G. Sharma. 2019. Target-site mutation and fitness cost of acetolactate synthase inhibitorresistant annual bluegrass. HortScience 54(4):701-705.  Download
  • Beasley, J., J. D. McCurdy, B. LeBlanc, B. R. Stewart, R. Strahan. 2018. Nutrient BMPs for golf courses in Louisiana and Mississippi. Louisiana State University AgCenter Publication 3611. Download
  • Begitschke, E. G., J. D. McCurdy, T. M. Tseng, T. C. Barickman, B. R. Stewart, C. M. Baldwin, M. P. Richard, J. K. Ward. 2018. Preemergence herbicide effects upon hybrid bermudagrass sprigged establishment and sod tensile strength. Agronomy Journal 110(6):2243-2249. Download
  • Begitschke, E. G., J. D. McCurdy, T. M. Tseng, T. C. Barickman, B. R. Stewart, C. M. Baldwin, M. P. Richard, M. Tomaso-Peterson. 2018. Preemergence herbicide effects on hybrid bermudagrass root architecture and establishment. HortScience 53(4):567-572. Download
  • McCurdy, J. D., G. C. Denny. 2018. Weed management strategies for ornamental landscape beds and ground covers. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3279. Download
  • Reasor, E. H., J. T. Brosnan, J. P. Kerns, W. J. Hutchens, D. R. Taylor, J. D. McCurdy, D. J. Soldat, W. C. Kreuser. 2018. Growing degree day models for plant growth regulator applications on ultradwarf hybrid bermudagrass putting greens. Crop Science 58(4):1801-1807. Download
  • Begitschke, E., J. D. McCurdy, W. Philley, C. M. Baldwin, B. R. Stewart, M. P. Richard, K. Kalmowitz. 2017. Effects of residual topramezone on sprigged hybrid bermudagrass establishment. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 13(1):707-711. Download
  • Craft, J., C. M. Baldwin, J. D. McCurdy, B. R. Stewart, H. W. Philley, E. K. Blythe, M. Tomaso-Peterson. 2017. Maintaining soil physical properties in athletic fields using alternative technology. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 13(1):636-641. Download
  • Czarnecki, J., S. Samiappan, L. L. Wasson, J. D. McCurdy, D. B. Reynolds, W. P. Williams, R. J. Moorhead. 2017. Applications of Unmanned aerial vehicles in weed science. Advances in Animal Biosciences 8(2):807-811. Download
  • Flessner, M. L., J. S. McElroy, J. D. McCurdy. 2017. Annual bluegrass (poa annua) control with methiozolin and nutrient tank-mixtures. Weed Technology 31(5):761-769. Download
  • McCurdy, J. D., D. Held, J. Gunn, T. C. Barickman. 2017. Dew from warm season turfgrasses as a possible route for pollinator exposure to lawn-applied imidacloprid. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management 3(1). Download
  • Craft, J. M., C. M. Baldwin, W. H. Philley, J. D. McCurdy, B. R. Stewart, M. Tomaso-Peterson, E. K. Blythe. 2016. Impact of dry-injection cultivation to maintain soil physical properties for an ultradwarf bermudagrass putting green. HortScience 51(9):1171-1175. Download
  • Hodges, B., C. Baldwin, B. R. Stewart, M. Tomaso-Peterson, J. McCurdy, E. Blythe, H. Philley. 2016. Quantifying a daily light integral for establishment of warm-season cultivars on putting greens. Crop Science 56(5):2818-2826. Download
  • McCurdy, J. D., J. S. McElroy, M. L. Flessner, J. A. Hoyle, E. T. Parker. 2016. Tolerance of three clovers (Trifolium spp.) to common herbicides. Weed Technology 30(2):478-485. Download
  • Baldwin, C. M., G. A. Hock, J. D. McCurdy. 2015. Student reflection of blogging in a turfgrass weed management course. NACTA 59:331-334. 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. 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. Download
  • 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. Download
  • 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