Turfgrass Science News

Save the date - UMN Parks, Fields, and Grounds Field Day

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Save the date for our Parks, Fields, and Grounds Field Day on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Held in collaboration with the Minnesota Park and Sports Field Management Association and the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, topics covered will include:    

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 22:25

UMN Turfgrass Team at Harrisons Bay Association's event this Saturday!

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The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at the Harrisons Bay Association's rain barrel distribution event this Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mound, MN. 

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 21:27

The risks of mowing green grass during summer drought

By Jillian Turbeville

When it comes to lawn management, droughts in the Midwest have become a topic of concern. Generally, homeowners will mow their lawn in a scheduled manner (once a week) or based on grass growth rate (⅓ rule), but should we mow based on how stressed the grasses are? Although this can be partially unrealistic, having a basic understanding of how your lawn responds to times of heat and drought in summer may help keep your grass greener for a longer period of time. 

Tue, 05/30/2023 - 20:42

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/19/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. There are three recent articles that feature our team members!

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 14:43

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