Turfgrass Science News

Graduate student James Wolfin was recently featured in a StarTribune article where he discusses how homeowners can have lawns, but still provide nectar resources for pollinators.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 8:30am

Graduate student James Wolfin was recently featured in an article in the Washington Post. It has highlights from his research on bee lawns, a joint project from The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science team and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have two articles and an upcoming talk at a meeting.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:45pm

By Florence Sessoms

The presence of lawns in urban environments is sometimes viewed negatively: too many chemical inputs that result in environmental pollution. I also have observed a popular misconception about irrigation on home lawns: irrigation is compared to the Danaides’ barrel, a bottomless pit where water is forever added and lost.

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:45pm

If you are a turf manager, save the date to see an established bee lawn and learn about installation, maintenance, bee diversity, and park visitor support of this effort.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:30pm


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