By David R. Herrera
The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science program has been developing and testing fine fescue varieties for low-maintenance turfgrass use in the Midwestern United States. Because of the relative underuse of fine fescue turfgrass due to costly seed and limited availability, we are currently investigating fine fescue turfgrass species seed yield performance to determine how growers might begin producing this valuable commodity right here in Minnesota.
By Eric Watkins
Each year, the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota evaluates thousands of plots for turf performance. The summarized results from 2018 are now posted on our cultivar evaluation results page. Checking results from local turfgrass evaluations is an important part of purchasing turfgrass seed. I have briefly summarized some background information below on the rating and interpretation process to help you better understand these results.
Several members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals. Register now for this event held January 15-17, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have an article, a conference presentation and an upcoming educational opportunity to register for the Great Lakes of Turfgrass Science Course!
The Turfgrass Science team at the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting held on November 4-7, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Read on for a summary of the wide variety of topics covered by our researchers and be sure to check out the links with the full poster content.