Turfgrass Science News

By Jon Trappe

Do you believe that if you collect clippings from a weedy lawn, it will cut down on the number of weeds next year?  What about bagging clippings to cut down on the amount of thatch in your turf? Get the real 'dirt' on these common misconceptions and more about lawn mowing.

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 9:00am

by Dan Sandor

July is annually recognized by the Irrigation Association as Smart Irrigation Month, but what does it mean to utilize smart irrigation? In a time of smartphones, smart watches, smart appliances, and smart homes why shouldn’t your lawn’s sprinkler system be just as intelligent?

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

by Ryan Schwab

Water-repellent soils are one of the challenges faced by golf course superintendents. This phenomenon can cause localized dry spots, which are areas of wilted turfgrass struggling from a rootzone with poor water infiltration, poor water retention, and non-uniform flow of water among other important soil characteristics. The potential or severity of soil water repellency may increase once the soil dries down to a specific level. Our team conducted research on soil water repellency as part of a MGCSA Member-Driven Research project involving the soil surfactant, Cascade Plus.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:15pm

By Dominic Christensen

Turfgrass species are often planted to revegetate roadsides after construction, especially in cities and urban areas. This article highlights the rationale for use of individual species along roadsides, their advantages, and disadvantages in Minnesota or in regions with a similar climate.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 12:00pm

There is a lot of “buzz” about bee lawns lately, especially with the new law that Minnesota recently passed that will provide grants for homeowners to provide bee habitat. There is a great opportunity coming up to learn concrete ways to support bee pollinators in your yard.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:45am

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