Turfgrass Science News

UMN Turfgrass Team at two events this week!

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The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at two events this week!

Mon, 05/15/2023 - 11:04

UMN Turfgrass Team at City of Andover Tree Time event!

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The UMN Turfgrass Science team will be at the City of Andover's Tree Time event this Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Wed, 05/10/2023 - 12:15

Light reflection and mowing patterns

By Florence Sessoms

As a homeowner, I (my husband) mow our lawn regularly with the simple focus of keeping it at lower height. However, several of my neighbors love to create patterns every time they mow and these patterns can be as elegant as those observed in many sports fields. I love seeing these different stripes of grass color when I watch a soccer on TV, when I visit training facilities (Figure 1) and when I go watch our Minnesota United play (Figure 2).

Mon, 05/01/2023 - 14:09

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/1/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe was featured in a local news segment.

Watch New research has scientists rethinking the popular No Mow May idea from a Kare 11 broadcast on April 27, 2023!

Mon, 05/01/2023 - 08:42

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