MGCSA

May 15, 2020

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

May 7, 2020

By Eric Watkins

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have read about projects led by a number of different researchers in our group at the University of Minnesota. I recently wrote a short article published in Golf Course Management about the high cost of turfgrass research. Fortunately, in Minnesota there is tremendous support for research from professional turfgrass organizations.

April 23, 2020

By Ryan Schwab

Our turfgrass science team began wetting agent research in 2014, which led to a 6-year run of multiple projects supported by the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA). During this time, we have looked at many wetting agent products, and tested their many functions and claims. There is still much to learn about wetting agents in turfgrass systems.

April 13, 2020

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

August 29, 2019

By Chase Straw and Jack MacKenzie

Golf course superintendents often irrigate fairways based on feel. Despite sometimes adjusting percent run-times of individual heads to account for perceived dry and wet areas, “blanket” applications are typical. In an effort to entice the utilization of soil moisture maps for improved irrigation decisions, and to allow for hands-on experience with mapping technologies, the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA) have collaborated to create a practical strategy for golf courses to map fairway soil moisture themselves.

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 1, 2018

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

August 24, 2018

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

August 15, 2018

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Team has partnered with the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA) to perform on-site research determined by the members themselves. As part of this project, we conducted a study at Centerbrook Golf Course. We examined the following research question: Can a surfactant with the right chemistry also function as a wetting agent to combat wilt from dry spots?

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