By Dominic Christensen
For part of my master’s research, I am evaluating 40 roadside turfgrass mixtures throughout Minnesota. This fall we established 7 more sites for a total of 14 sites. At each site we are assessing the performance of different turfgrass species and mixtures along roadsides throughout Minnesota.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have several upcoming presentations to share.
By Florence Sessoms
Cool-season turfgrass seed production in Minnesota is localized in Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties in northern Minnesota. Perennial ryegrass is the primary turfgrass being produced for a total of 55,000 to 60,000 acres. Perennial ryegrass is intercropped with spring wheat to allow a better survival during the harsh winter months present up north.
University of Minnesota Extension is hiring an Extension Educator – Horticulture (Turf). This Extension Educator (EE) position will provide statewide technical assistance and educational programming leadership for professional turfgrass personnel as well as homeowners in urban areas.