Fine fescue

July 24, 2020

As one of the most widely known turfgrass research programs in the world, the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) has generated a large volume of turfgrass evaluation data over the last several decades, including data on fine fescues. The Turfgrass Science team is working with researchers from the Computer Science Department and U-Spatial to display this information in a better way to help consumers choose which fine fescue cultivars to plant in their yards.

July 15, 2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have two webinar videos and an article to share.

July 8, 2020

By Michael Barnes

Hello, everyone, I’m Michael Barnes, a Postdoctoral Researcher who started on July 1st. I’ll be working on a number of research projects during my appointment.

June 25, 2020
June 11, 2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have two articles to share.

June 8, 2020

By Florence Sessoms

In the first part of this series, I described what arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are and how they can benefit plants. In this post, I will discuss how AMF might benefit turfgrasses. Cool-season and warm-season grasses are both able to be infected with mycorrhizal fungi.

May 29, 2020

By Eric Watkins and Yinjie Qiu

Fine fescue research has progressed rapidly in recent years, spurred by greater interest in low-input turf and the availability of funding for improving these grasses. While giving talks to various groups about lawn grasses for Minnesota, we often follow the introduction of fine fescues with a refrain similar to “they all look very similar”: translation “don’t ask me how to tell the fine fescues apart!”.

April 13, 2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have several articles to share.

April 9, 2020

By Joan Barreto Ortiz

In my last post, I introduced one of my current research projects involving image analysis. Similarly, this blog will describe a basic image-based analysis used to detect differences in seed size across fine fescues; it can be easily modified and applied to other small seeds or objects.

April 6, 2020

By Yinjie Qiu

For this blog post, as the last blog post from me for a while, I would like to share my story with turfgrass starting August 2015. I have always been interested in plant science since I was a kid. Time flies and 20 years later, I still enjoy plant science and have recently completed a Ph.D. in Applied Plant Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

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