Turfgrass Science News

As one of the most widely known turfgrass research programs in the world, the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) has generated a large volume of turfgrass evaluation data over the last several decades, including data on fine fescues. The Turfgrass Science team is working with researchers from the Computer Science Department and U-Spatial to display this information in a better way to help consumers choose which fine fescue cultivars to plant in their yards.

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:00am

Please join the Metropolitan Council and the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group for Part 2 of our webinar series on Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water. The topic of this installment is "Learning to Control Your Irrigation Controller".

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:00pm

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have two webinar videos and an article to share.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:15am

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


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