Turfgrass Science News

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have an upcoming presentation on irrigation from Dr. Dan Sandor and a research report with results from our Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures project.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:00am

By James Wolfin

When you close your eyes, and envision the “perfect” front lawn, what comes to mind?  If I had to guess, I’d imagine that you are envisioning a lush, low-cut grass, with a deep green color that is uniform and free of weeds across the entirety of the landscape.  What the average land manager or homeowner may not consider is: How can we support our pollinators within the turf lawn?

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 7:45pm

By David R. Herrera

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science program has been developing and testing fine fescue varieties for low-maintenance turfgrass use in the Midwestern United States. Because of the relative underuse of fine fescue turfgrass due to costly seed and limited availability, we are currently investigating fine fescue turfgrass species seed yield performance to determine how growers might begin producing this valuable commodity right here in Minnesota.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:30am

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

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