Field Day

June 24, 2020

By Eric Watkins

The mortality of mankind, along with University restrictions, have together brought us to the decision to cancel the every-other-year University of Minnesota Turf and Grounds Field Day that was to be held in August. This is the first time we will have not hosted a field day since the halcyon days of 2019.

August 22, 2019

By Eric Watkins

My grandfather was born in 1922 near Warroad, Minnesota on a farm his father had settled shortly before. As a turfgrass researcher, I am also a regular visitor to Roseau County, Minnesota, the same county where my grandfather was born. The cold, unforgiving winters combine with just the right amount of daylight and rainfall during the summer to provide an excellent environment in which turfgrass seed can be produced, and grass seed fields now cover vast acreages near Roseau and Warroad.

May 14, 2019

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.

August 24, 2018

Hole Notes, a publication by the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA), recently featured our team in several articles. 

June 20, 2018

The TURF & GROUNDS FIELD DAY is back on the St. Paul campus this year as the University of Minnesota once again partners with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event at TROE Center and UFore Nursery.

April 9, 2018

The Turf and Grounds Field Day is back for 2018 as we partner again with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event. Please mark Thursday, August 9, 2018 on your calendar. We will provide more information on the field day agenda closer to the event date.