Turfgrass Science News


With a 3 inch rainfall deficit in August and almost 1.5 inches below average in September already, water is going to be the most important component of your lawn maintenance program this fall.  Dr. Eric Watkins, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, discusses the issue on WCCO:

Fall Watering

In previous years we’ve offered the MTGF and U of MN Turfgrass Field Day here on campus at the Turfgrass Research, Outreach, and Education Center.  This year we are trying something different by offering the Field Day Virtually.  Through the efforts of our team here in the Turfgrass Science Program, and with the help of the University of Minnesota Extension, we have put together a great lineup of short (3-5 min) videos from our educators and students.  These videos will be made available to you daily (one per day) starting on September 17th, and ending on October 1st.


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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.

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For questions related to turfgrass extension, contact:

Sam Bauer, Extension Educator
sjbauer@umn.edu or 612-626-3085
Sam Bauer

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

For degree questions, contact:

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