Dr. Askew's primary responsibility is to provide statewide leadership in the development of weed control programs for turfgrass. Emphasis is placed on development of recommendations and other weed control information pertinent to current problems in home lawns, professional turf (golf courses, football fields, etc.) and commercial sod and seed production. Dr. Askew maintains a close working relationship with Virginia Cooperative Extension agents and provides training aids and research to address turfgrass weed problems. A significant amount of his time is spent developing extension publications, troubleshooting, and conversing with agents, professional turfgrass personnel, and sod/seed farmers.