Turfgrass Science News

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Team has partnered with the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA) to perform on-site research determined by the members themselves. As part of this project, we conducted a study at the Stillwater Country Club in 2017. We examined the following research question: How well would turfgrass species other than creeping bentgrass work under wet and shaded condition on a Par 3 tee box?

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:15pm

Extension educator Sam Bauer was recently featured in a video - Too Much of a Good Thing: Watering Your Lawn and the Water Supply in the Twin Cities - from the Metropolitan Council.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 1:30pm

The TURF & GROUNDS FIELD DAY is back on the St. Paul campus this year as the University of Minnesota once again partners with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event at TROE Center and UFore Nursery.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a newspaper article, a newscast segment and a newsletter article!

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:00pm

Extension educator Sam Bauer and Dr. Jon Trappe recently were guests on WCCO's Ask the Expert with Eric Nelson.  They discussed all kinds of topics relating to spring lawn care.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:45am

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For questions related to turfgrass extension, contact:

Dr. Brian Horgan, Professor
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Dr. Eric Watkins, Professor
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Dr. Eric Watkins