Join the Turfgrass Science Team at Northern Green 2020

December 18, 2019

by Kristine Moncada

Members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals.  Register now for this worthwhile event!

Northern Green
January 14-16, 2020
Minneapolis Convention Center

This year’s presentations from our team include:

University of Minnesota Turf Research Update

Eric Watkins
Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

This presentation will update you on the latest projects being conducted at the Turfgrass Research, Outreach, and Education (TROE) Center and in field settings throughout the state of Minnesota. Topics will include MGCSA Member-Driven Research, reducing water use on urban and suburban lawns, low-input turfgrass species, cultivar evaluations results, no-mow fine fescues, winter stresses research, bee lawns, improving shade tolerance, roadside turfgrass research, and updates on UMN turfgrass breeding projects.

Sports Field Performance Testing: Current Trends and Future Applications

Chase Straw
Wednesday, January 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Due to increased concerns over athlete safety, sports field performance testing is becoming more common to quantify surface properties (such as surface

Winter Turf Discussion Panel

Eric Watkins with Matt Cavanaugh, Michelle DaCosta, Jeff Ische, and Tom Proshek
Thursday, January 16, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM

This session will finish off the morning by discussing local winter issues and how local superintendents have dealt with their specific issues. The moderated session will look to provoke thought and additional comments and questions from the audience.