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.
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.
Extension educator Sam Bauer was recently featured in a video - Too Much of a Good Thing: Watering Your Lawn and the Water Supply in the Twin Cities - from the Metropolitan Council.
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. We have a newspaper article, a newscast segment and a newsletter article!
Extension educator Sam Bauer and Dr. Jon Trappe recently were guests on WCCO's Ask the Expert with Eric Nelson. They discussed all kinds of topics relating to spring lawn care.
Wondering what you can do for your lawn now that it's finally spring? Extension educator Sam Bauer will give you some spring lawn care tips!
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!
Sam Bauer and Parker Anderson of the University of Minnesota have created an infographic that profiles different turfgrass species for use in Minnesota home lawns. This is a great resource to educate homeowners on the characteristics, maintenance, and recommendations of these grasses for specific uses such as under low maintenance or shade conditions.
Did you know that many Minnesotans with irrigation systems over-water their lawns? University of Minnesota Extension and the Metropolitan Council have created a new educational video on home irrigation efficiency that illustrates how homeowners can save water, while still having a great-looking lawn.
By Sam Bauer
Any investment in quality continuing education opportunities benefits employees and employers alike. The 2018 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online is designed to help meet the continuing education needs of any individual or organization. This 12-week program, set for January 2 – March 23, 2018, will have training sessions accessible live online on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7pm (Central Standard Time) and the option to view the recorded sessions.