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