Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have a research article, a research report, and an upcoming talk at a meeting.
By Andrew Hollman
Minnesota experiences winter weather that can vary dramatically from year to year. The 2018 to 2019 winter started early and offered us ice, extremely cold temperatures, and record snowfall for the month of February. The impact that this has on turfgrass won’t be evident until the snow melts and the grass begins to grow. The melt of the snow and regrowth of our research putting greens in the spring of 2011 presented us with grim view.
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!
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.
By Andrew Hollman
A nice-looking turf that doesn’t need to be mowed and takes very little maintenance is the dream of some homeowners and landscape managers. The sale of “No-Mow” seed mixtures has increased the interest of many people to establish or transition to lower maintenance turfgrass areas. The idea that these areas are “maintenance free” is a misnomer and without the proper grass selection and seeding rate, these areas can require a great deal of care. For that reason, research trials were established in August of 2015 and 2017 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus to examine the effect of species and seeding rate on turf maintained as a “No-Mow”.
Dr. Kevin W. Frank, Michigan State University
Andrew Hollman, Dr. Brian Horgan, & Sam Bauer, University of Minnesota
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