There is a lot of “buzz” about bee lawns lately, especially with the new law that Minnesota recently passed that will provide grants for homeowners to provide bee habitat. There is a great opportunity coming up to learn concrete ways to support bee pollinators in your yard.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have three articles, several podcasts and two public outreach events.
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.
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.
By James Wolfin
When you close your eyes, and envision the “perfect” front lawn, what comes to mind? If I had to guess, I’d imagine that you are envisioning a lush, low-cut grass, with a deep green color that is uniform and free of weeds across the entirety of the landscape. What the average land manager or homeowner may not consider is: How can we support our pollinators within the turf lawn?
Hole Notes, a publication by the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA), recently featured our team in several articles.
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.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have a newscast segment, a video, several podcasts and an article!