Q: What mowing height should I keep my lawn at before winter?
By Josh Friell, former graduate student, currently with The Toro Company
1) For many cool-season grasses under typical lawn management, total dry clippings production may be in the range of 1-3 g per square meter per day or about 4700 kg per hectare per year.
Lawns in Minnesota take a beating. This is no surprise due to the extreme weather swings that we have from season to season and even within seasons. Fortunately this year has been a banner year for lawn care with plenty of rain, mild temperatures and low dew points.
Visit this link to view the latest snow mold fungicide research reports from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dr. Paul Koch
By Matt Cavanaugh, Sam Bauer, and Dr. Brian Horgan
By Maggie Reiter, Graduate Research Assistant
As scientists and researchers we constantly strive to publish our work in peer-reviewed journals and there are many reasons for this. The element of peer-review is a validation of the quality of the research conducted and the results that are presented. In university settings, we often gauge the success of a researcher by the number of scientific articles that they have listed on a curriculum
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 th