By Gary Deters
Hello everyone, my name is Gary Deters and I am the new Turf Research Field Facility Manager with the Turfgrass Science team. I am looking forward to working with the turfgrass researchers, and helping to continue the great work coming from the University of Minnesota.
By Michael Laskowski
Self-incompatibility is a common characteristic found in many turfgrass species that affects how breeders design their breeding programs. Self-incompatibility is simply the inability of a plant to set seed after being pollinated by otherwise viable pollen. It can happen through various different biological pathways and is controlled by one or more genes depending on the pathway.
By Shane Evans
Hello everyone, my name is Shane Evans and I am the new Lawn Water Conservation Educator with the Turfgrass Science group here at the University of Minnesota. I am currently in my first month of work, and am looking forward to working with and interacting with the many organizations and homeowners of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.
Check out our team’s latest effort in educating the public about our work! We have a new article on bee lawns to share.
By Garett Heineck
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) is an economically important amenity grass grown in many regions of the world for home lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. In fact, most turfgrass seed mixes contain at least 10% perennial ryegrass. To meet consumer demands there is a large seed production industry in northwest Minnesota that produces perennial ryegrass seed; this year approximately 50,000 acres have been planted.