Turfgrass Science News

Wondering what you can do for your lawn now that it's finally spring?  Extension educator Sam Bauer will give you some spring lawn care tips!

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:45pm

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 Rush Creek Golf Club in 2017. We examined the following research question: Will early spring paclobutrazol applications eliminate annual bluegrass?

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:45pm

The Turf and Grounds Field Day is back for 2018 as we partner again with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event. Please mark Thursday, August 9, 2018 on your calendar. We will provide more information on the field day agenda closer to the event date. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Bauer at sjbauer@umn.edu.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:30pm

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Team has partnered with the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association to perform on-site research determined by the members themselves. As part of this project, we conducted a study at the Medina Country Club and the Les Bolstad Golf Course in 2017. We examined the following research question: Will installing covers during a February warm-up reduce the risk of injury to annual bluegrass due to deacclimation?

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 1:45pm

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