Turfgrass Science News

photo of lawnThere has recently been much discussion regarding the potential of no-mow grasses for use in home lawn settings.  That brings the question, “exactly what are no-mow grasses?”  Seed mixtures labeled as no-mow generally contain at least three species of fine fescues.  In the fine fescue category, there are severa

When is the last time that you volunteered for a golf tournament? Here’s a video through the eyes of a volunteer (myself) at the TPC Twin Cities for the 2012 3M Championship. Thanks to Roger Stewart, Alex Stuedemann, Mark Michalski, and the TPC Twin Cities staff for an experience to remember. Enjoy....

It was windy yesterday at the TROE Center!  Here are some tips for choosing seed for your home lawn this fall………..


Below is a re-post from Dr. Doug Soldat at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  We are recommending tall fescue more and more for use in home lawn situations. This may be another added benefit:

Last week I had the opportunity to volunteer with the golf course maintenance team at the TPC Twin Cities for their Champions Tour event the 3M Championship.  In the year that marks the 20th anniversary for this tournament, organizers achieved an unprecedented goal of 20 million dollars donated to charity since the tournament inception.  The 3M Championship is great for golf in Minnesota and the charitable donations benefit the lives of many Minnesotans.  Volunteer opportunities are always available for turfgrass managers and students that are interested in gaining valuable tournament exper


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Dr. Brian Horgan, Professor
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