Bert McCarty is a Professor of Plant and Environmental Sciences specializing in turfgrass science and management at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A native of Batesburg, South Carolina, McCarty received a BS degree from Clemson University in Agronomy and Soils, a MS from North Carolina State University in Crop Science, and a PhD from Clemson University in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. McCarty spent nine years as a turfgrass specialist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at the University of Florida, he oversaw the design and construction of a state-of-the-art research and education turfgrass facility named The Envirotron. He also was author or co-author of the books Best Management Practices for Florida Golf Courses, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Florida Lawn Handbook. In 1996, he moved to Clemson University, where he is currently involved in research, extension, and teaching activities. He has published numerous articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and is in constant demand to conduct presentations, workshops, training sessions, and on-site visits concerning all phases of turfgrass establishment and management. He is currently co-author of the books Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds (3rd ed.), Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals, Southern Lawns, Managing Bermudagrass Turf, and Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry. He is co-author for the GCSAA workshops Weed Control, Advanced Weed Management, Managing Bentgrass Golf Greens in Heat Stress Environments, and Managing Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Golf Greens. He also teaches an undergraduate/graduate course, Advanced Turfgrass Management. He is a fellow for the Crop Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy. He is also recipient of the Fred Grau Outstanding Turfgrass Scientist Award and is active in a number of professional societies. He is an oft requested speaker, teacher, and consultant.