Turfgrass Science News

by Eric Watkins

Hello all,

As I write this, it is officially week two in my position as Extension Educator focusing on Turfgrass Science in the Urban Environment.  This position was previously held by Bob Mugaas, a man of whom I’m sure you all know well.  I’m excited to be taking over the reigns from Bob and I plan to work closely with Drs. Eric Watkins and Brian Horgan, bringing researched based information on Turfgrass Science to the industry and general public.


What is Turfgrass Science?

The University of Minnesota's Turfgrass Science Program conducts field-based research and offers education and consultation to both commercial turfgrass managers and homeowners caring for their yards.

For turfgrass or home lawn questions, contact:

Sam Bauer
Assistant Extension Professor
sjbauer@umn.edu or 612-626-3085
Sam Bauer


Dr. Brian Horgan
bphorgan@umn.edu or 612-624-0782
Dr. Brian Horgan


For degree questions, contact:

Dr. Eric Watkins
ewatkins@umn.edu or 612-624-7496
Dr. Eric Watkins