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NC State Extension

Lee Butler

Lee Butler

Extension Coordinator
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
1575 Varsity Drive – Module 6
Campus Box 7616
Raleigh, NC  27606
Phone: 919.513.3878

B.S.: North Carolina State University
M.S.: North Carolina State University​

Lee manages the Turf Diagnostics Lab while remaining active in the turf pathology field research program. This allows him to work with turfgrass managers to develop effective disease management plans based on his knowledge of current disease activity and observations made in fungicide efficacy trials. After receiving his B.S. in Turfgrass Management from NC State, Lee worked in the golf course and landscape management industries before returning to NC State to pursue a M.S. in Plant Pathology. During his graduate studies, Lee developed effective control recommendations for spring dead spot control in bermudagrass turf. In addition to speaking at various conferences and meetings across the United States, Lee gives guest lectures in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University.