Turfgrass Science News

By Eric Watkins

Each year, the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota evaluates thousands of plots for turf performance. The summarized results from 2018 are now posted on our cultivar evaluation results page. Checking results from local turfgrass evaluations is an important part of purchasing turfgrass seed.  I have briefly summarized some background information below on the rating and interpretation process to help you better understand these results.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 8:15pm

Several members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals.  Register now for this event held January 15-17, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have an article, a conference presentation and an upcoming educational opportunity to register for the Great Lakes of Turfgrass Science Course!

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:15pm

The Turfgrass Science team at the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting held on November 4-7, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Read on for a summary of the wide variety of topics covered by our researchers and be sure to check out the links with the full poster content.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 9:00am

by Dom Christensen

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group is currently conducting research on roadside turfgrasses. We recently initiated a regional mixture trial that is taking place in seven locations across Minnesota. Our primary objective is to inform the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) about the appropriate species and constituent mixture percentages that are suitable in different regions of Minnesota.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

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Dr. Brian Horgan, Professor
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