Turfgrass research

July 13, 2020

By Gary Deters

When I was a golf course superintendent, I frequently used before and after photos to show progress.  The key, of course, was to remember to take the “before” photo.  I can remember many times wishing I had a particular photo because either I couldn't remember how something looked, or knew that we made progress but wasn't sure how much. 

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.

February 18, 2020

Are you a golf superintendent who has been affected by winter stress injury?  We are seeking assistance from golf course superintendents on a research project (WinterTurf) focused on understanding winter stresses of turfgrass so that we can develop easy-to-implement solutions for turfgrass managers in cold climates. For this to be successful, we need to enlist the help of hundreds of golf courses located in cold climates throughout the world.

September 19, 2016

By: Jonah Reyes, Research Scientist

Image 1: 12” Drip line above MNST-12 sod and seed.
Image 1: 12” Drip line above MNST-12 sod and seed. (Photo: Jonah Reyes)

January 8, 2016

The 2015 Cultivar Evaluation Results are now available and published online.  To view these results, click the “Cultivar Evaluation Results” tab under the Research section on the left of this webpage.  Clicking this link will initially bring you to the 2015 data page, but you can view archived data from 2007-2013 as well.

January 26, 2015

The 2014 Cultivar Evaluation Results are now available and published online.  To view these results, click the “Cultivar Evaluation Results” tab under the Research section on the left of this webpage.  Clicking this link will initially bring you to the 2014 data page, but you can view archived data from 2007-2013 as well.

January 19, 2015

By Matt Cavanaugh, Research Scientist

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