Recent Publications

Friell, J., E. Watkins, B.P. Horgan, M. Cavanaugh. 2016. Sod strength characteristics of 51 cool-season turfgrass mixtures. Agronomy Journal doi:10.2134/agronj2016.05.0295.

Hugie, K.L. and E. Watkins. 2016. Performance of low-input turfgrass species as affected by mowing and nitrogen fertilization in Minnesota. HortScience 51:1278-1286.

Yue, C., J. Wang, E. Watkins, S. Bonos, K. Nelson, J. Murphy, W. Meyer, and B. Horgan. 2016. Heterogeneous consumer preferences for turfgrass attributes in the United States and Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. doi:10.1111/cjag.12128

Dabney III, C., J. Ostergaard, E. Watkins, and C. Chen. 2016. A novel method to characterize silica bodies in grasses. Plant Methods 12: doi 10.1186/s13007-016-0108-8.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, and B.P. Horgan. 2015. Cool-season turfgrass species mixtures for roadsides in Minnesota. Ecological Engineering 84:579-587.

Koeritz, E.J., E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2015. Seeding rate, row spacing, and nitrogen rate effects on perennial ryegrass seed production.  Crop Science: 55:2319-2333.

Watkins, E., D.S. Gardner, J.C. Stier, D.J. Soldat, R.A. St. John, N.E. Christians, A.D. Hathaway, K.L. Diesburg, S.R. Poppe, R.E. Gaussoin. 2014. Cultivar performance of low-input turfgrass species for the North Central United States. Applied Turfgrass Science: doi:10.2134/ATS-2013-0101-RS.

Miller, D., R. Mugaas, M. Meyer, and E. Watkins. 2013.  Performance of low-maintenance turfgrass mixtures and blends. HortTechnology 23:610-612.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, and B. Horgan. 2013. Salt-tolerance of 74 turfgrass cultivars in nutrient solution culture. Crop Science 2013 53:1743-1749.

Koeritz, E., E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2013. A split application approach to nitrogen and growth regulator management for perennial ryegrass seed production.  Crop Science 53:1762-1777.

Yue, C., K. Hugie and E. Watkins.  2012. Are consumers willing to pay more for low-input turfgrasses on residential lawns? Evidence from choice experiments.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44:549-560.

Clark, M.D, and E. Watkins.  2012. Broad-sense heritability estimates of turfgrass performance characteristics in native prairie junegrass germplasm. HortScience 47:1228-1233.

Hugie, K., C. Yue, and E. Watkins. 2012. Consumer preferences for low-input turfgrasses: A conjoint analysis. HortScience 47:1096-1101.

Hulke, B.S., B.S. Bushman, E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2012. Association of freezing tolerance to LpCBFIIIb and LpCBFIIIc gene polymorphism in perennial ryegrass accessions. Crop Science 52:2023-2029.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, and B. Horgan. 2012. Salt tolerance of 75 cool-season turfgrasses for roadsides. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil & Plant Science 62:44-52.

Bauer, S., B.P. Horgan, E. Watkins, A. Hathaway, R. Calhoun, and K. Frank. 2012. Establishment of creeping bentgrass in annual bluegrass fairways using glyphosate and interseedingOnline. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2012-0127-01-RS.

Bauer, S., D. Lloyd, B.P. Horgan, and D.J. Soldat. 2012. Agronomic and physiological responses of cool-season turfgrass to fall-applied nitrogen. Crop Science 52:1-10.

Cavanaugh, M., E. Watkins, B. Horgan, and M. Meyer. 2011. Conversion of Kentucky bluegrass rough to no-mow, low-input grasses.  Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2011-0926-02-RS.

Wang, S., Q. Zhang, and E. Watkins. 2011. Evaluation of salinity tolerance of prairie junegrass, a potential low-maintenance turfgrass species. HortScience 46: 1038-1045.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan, C.Hapeman and L. McConnell.  2011.  Effectiveness of management practices to mitigate off-site movement and ecological risk of pesticides transported with runoff from agriculture and turf systems.  In Pesticides – Formulations, Effects, Fate, Margarita Stoytcheva (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-532-7, InTech.

Watkins, E, S. Fei, D. Gardner, J. Stier, S. Bughrara, D. Li, C. Bigelow, L. Schliecher, B. Horgan and K. Diesburg. 2011.Low-input turfgrass species for the north central United States. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2011-0126-02-RS.

Bierman, P.M., B.P. Horgan, C.J. Rosen, A.B. Hollman and P.H. Pagliari.  2010.  Phosphorus runoff from turfgrass as affected by phosphorus fertilization and clipping management.  Journal of Environmental Quality 39:282-292.

Clark, M.D., and E. Watkins. 2010. Seed production characteristics of prairie junegrass germplasm accessions. Crop Science 50:1057-1065.

Clark, M.D., and E. Watkins. 2010. Turfgrass characteristics of prairie junegrass germplasm accessions. Crop Science 50:2092-2102.

Hoffman, L., M. DaCosta, J.S. Ebdon, and E. Watkins. 2010. Physiological changes during cold acclimation of perennial ryegrass accessions differing in freeze tolerance. Crop Science 50:1037-1047.

Kerns, J.P., P.L. Koch, D. Cook, B.P. Horgan and F.P. Wong.  2010.  First report of brown patch caused by Waitea circinata var. circinata on Poa annua in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Plant Disease.  Vol. 94, No. 9:1165.

Jiang, Y., E. Watkins, S. Liu, X. Yu, and N. Luo. 2010. Antioxidative responses and candidate gene expression in prairie junegrass under drought stress. Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science 135: 303-309.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan and J.L. Rittenhouse.  2010.  Pesticide transport with runoff from creeping bentgrass turf:  relationship of pesticide properties to mass transport.  Envrion. Tox. and Chem. Vol. 29, No. 6:1209-1214.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan and J.L. Rittenhouse.  2010.  Evaluation of core cultivation practices to reduce ecological risk of pesticides in runoff from Agrostis palustris.   Environ. Tox. and Chem. Vol. 29, No. 6:1215-1223.

Watkins, E., A.B. Hollman and B.P. Horgan.  2010.  Evaluation of alternative turfgrass species for low-input golf course fairways.  HortScience  45(1):113-118.