Turfgrass Science News

By Gary Deters

When I was a golf course superintendent, I frequently used before and after photos to show progress.  The key, of course, was to remember to take the “before” photo.  I can remember many times wishing I had a particular photo because either I couldn't remember how something looked, or knew that we made progress but wasn't sure how much. 

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:30am

By Michael Barnes

Hello, everyone, I’m Michael Barnes, a Postdoctoral Researcher who started on July 1st. I’ll be working on a number of research projects during my appointment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 11:00am

By Dominic Christensen

When most people think about weeds they probably think about plants in an abandoned field or on a roadside, but what is a weed? A weed can be defined as a plant that does not belong in a particular place. Different people have different perceptions and ideas of what should and should not be in a place so some weeds we included in this list are certainly not considered a weed by some. So, then why do roadsides have a lot of weeds?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:45pm

By Shane Evans

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is home to several model landscapes, gardens and research projects.  With funding from the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, Turfgrass Science team members, led by Dr. Dan Sandor, now at Virginia Tech University, installed an experiment to determine the effectiveness of various smart irrigation controllers and technologies in 2019. The purpose of this article is to give a brief introduction of the project and what we hope to learn from it.

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:15am

By Eric Watkins

The mortality of mankind, along with University restrictions, have together brought us to the decision to cancel the every-other-year University of Minnesota Turf and Grounds Field Day that was to be held in August. This is the first time we will have not hosted a field day since the halcyon days of 2019.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:15pm


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