Jon Trappe

June 23, 2019

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.

April 16, 2019

By Jon Trappe

Many people associate harsh winters with heavy snowfalls.  From a plant’s perspective, snow can actually protect the plant from extreme low temperatures by acting as a form of insulation.  Despite the recent winter storm in April and record snowfall in February, the majority of winter 2018-19 was below average precipitation, with much of the state having below average to no snow cover for most of December and January. 

March 7, 2019

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a poster presentation and talks at a workshop.

February 28, 2019

Roadside turfgrass plays many important roles in the environment that include public safety, water quality, erosion prevention, cooling in urban areas, dust reduction, and aesthetics.  The UMN Turfgrass Science Team has developed a unique new online training course on the installation and management of this important part of the landscape. 

February 18, 2019

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a podcast and several upcoming presentations at regional conferences.

December 7, 2018

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.

November 29, 2018

by Dominic Christensen

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group is currently conducting research on roadside turfgrasses. We recently initiated a regional mixture trial that is taking place in seven locations across Minnesota. Our primary objective is to inform the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) about the appropriate species and constituent mixture percentages that are suitable in different regions of Minnesota.

November 12, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a seminar recording, a podcast and an upcoming golf industry seminar from the MGCSA!

October 15, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a podcast, a Yard and Garden post and a newly-revised Extension article!

October 1, 2018

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

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