Recent Publications

Yue, C., J. Wang, E. Watkins, S.A. Bonos, K.C. Nelson, J.A. Murphy, W.A. Meyer, and B.P. Horgan. 2019. Investigating the practices and challenges for turfgrass breeders and distributors. HortScience 54: 129. doi:10.21273/hortsci13343-18.

Heineck, G.C., Bauer, S.J., Cavanaugh, M., Hollman, A., Watkins, E., and B.P. Horgan. 2019. Variability in creeping bentgrass cultivar germinability as influenced by cold temperatures. Crop, Forage and Turfgrass Management. doi:10.2134/cftm2018.07.0054.

Grimshaw, A., S. Bonos, W. Meyer, E. Watkins, and Y. Qu. 2018. Heritability of simulated wear and traffic tolerance in three fine fescue species. HortScience 53: 416-420.

Heineck, G.C., E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2018. The Fungal Endophyte Epichloë festucae var. lolii Does Not Improve the Freezing Tolerance of Perennial Ryegrass. Crop Sci. 58:1788-1800. doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.12.0731

Grimshaw, A.L., Y. Qu, W.A. Meyer, E. Watkins, and S.A. Bonos.  2018.  Heritability of Simulated Wearand Traffic Tolerance in Three Fine Fescue Species. HortScience. 53(4):416–420. 2018. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12450-17

Heineck, G., E. Watkins and N.J. Ehlke.  2018.  Exploring alternative management options for multiyear perennial ryegrass seed production in northern Minnesota.  Crop Science.  58(1):426-434. doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.03.0136.

Yue, C., J. Wang, E. Watkins, S.A. Bonos, K.C. Nelson, J.A. Murphy, W.A. Meyer, and B.P. Horgan.  2017.  An investigation of trait prioritization in turfgrass breeding programs. HortScience.  52(11):1544-1549.  doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12027-17.

Barnes, M.R., K.C. Nelson, A.J. Meyer, E. Watkins, S.A. Bonos, B.P. Horgan, W.A. Meyer, J. Murphy, and C. Yue.  2017.  Public land managers and sustainable urban vegetation: the case of low-input turfgrasses. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2017.12.008.

Bauer, S., M. Cavanaugh and B.P. Horgan.  2017.  Wetting agent influence on putting green surface firmness.  Int. Turf Res. Journal.  13:1-15.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan and J. Hamlin.  2017.  Evaluation of individual and combined management practices to reduce the off-site transport of pesticides from golf course turf.  Science of the Total Environment.  583:72-80.

Rice, P.J. and B.P. Horgan.  2017.  Off-site transport of nitrogen fertilizer with runoff from golf course fairway turf: A comparison of creeping bentgrass with a fine fescue mixture.  Science of the Total Environment.  580:533-539.

Koch, P.L., D.J. Soldat, S.J. Bauer, A.J. Patton and B.P. Horgan.  2017.  The great lakes school of turfgrass science: A nine-state online collaboration to improve the turfgrass short course.  Journal of Extension. 55(3):1-6.

Reiter, M., J. Friell, B. Horgan, D. Soldat, and E. Watkins.  2017.  Drought response of fine fescue mixtures maintained as a golf course fairway.  International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 13:65-74.  doi:10.2134/itsrj2016.06.0460.

Hollman, A.B., G.C. Heineck, F.W. Frank, S.J. Bauer, J. Bryan, and B.P. Horgan.  2017.  Effects of de-icing products on putting green turf.  International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 13:1-8.  doi:10.2134/itsrj2016.06.0488.

Yue, C., J. Wang, E. Watkins, S. Bonos, K. Nelson, J.A. Murphy, W. Meyer and B. Horgan.  2017.  Consumer preferences for information sources of turfgrass products and lawn care.  Agronomy Journal 109:1726-1733.  doi:10.2134/agronj2016.05.0310.

Bauer, S., B.P. Horgan, D. Soldat and D. Gardner.  2017.  Effects of low temperatures on nitrogen uptake, partitioning and utilization in creeping bentgrass putting greens. Crop Sci. 57:1001-1009.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, B.P. Horgan, M. Cavanaugh. 2016. Sod strength characteristics of 51 cool-season turfgrass mixtures. Agronomy Journal 109:1749-1757.  doi:10.2134/agronj2016.05.0295.

Hugie, K.L. and E. Watkins. 2016. Performance of low-input turfgrass species as affected by mowing and nitrogen fertilization in Minnesota. HortScience 51:1278-1286.

Yue, C., J. Wang, E. Watkins, S. Bonos, K. Nelson, J. Murphy, W. Meyer, and B. Horgan. 2016. Heterogeneous consumer preferences for turfgrass attributes in the United States and Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. doi:10.1111/cjag.12128

Dabney III, C., J. Ostergaard, E. Watkins, and C. Chen. 2016. A novel method to characterize silica bodies in grasses. Plant Methods 12: doi 10.1186/s13007-016-0108-8.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, and B.P. Horgan. 2015. Cool-season turfgrass species mixtures for roadsides in Minnesota. Ecological Engineering 84:579-587.

Koeritz, E.J., E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2015. Seeding rate, row spacing, and nitrogen rate effects on perennial ryegrass seed production.  Crop Science: 55:2319-2333.

Watkins, E., D.S. Gardner, J.C. Stier, D.J. Soldat, R.A. St. John, N.E. Christians, A.D. Hathaway, K.L. Diesburg, S.R. Poppe, R.E. Gaussoin. 2014. Cultivar performance of low-input turfgrass species for the North Central United States. Applied Turfgrass Science: doi:10.2134/ATS-2013-0101-RS.

Miller, D., R. Mugaas, M. Meyer, and E. Watkins. 2013.  Performance of low-maintenance turfgrass mixtures and blends. HortTechnology 23:610-612.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, and B. Horgan. 2013. Salt-tolerance of 74 turfgrass cultivars in nutrient solution culture. Crop Science 2013 53:1743-1749.

Koeritz, E., E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2013. A split application approach to nitrogen and growth regulator management for perennial ryegrass seed production.  Crop Science 53:1762-1777.

Yue, C., K. Hugie and E. Watkins.  2012. Are consumers willing to pay more for low-input turfgrasses on residential lawns? Evidence from choice experiments.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44:549-560.

Clark, M.D, and E. Watkins.  2012. Broad-sense heritability estimates of turfgrass performance characteristics in native prairie junegrass germplasm. HortScience 47:1228-1233.

Hugie, K., C. Yue, and E. Watkins. 2012. Consumer preferences for low-input turfgrasses: A conjoint analysis. HortScience 47:1096-1101.

Hulke, B.S., B.S. Bushman, E. Watkins, and N.J. Ehlke. 2012. Association of freezing tolerance to LpCBFIIIb and LpCBFIIIc gene polymorphism in perennial ryegrass accessions. Crop Science 52:2023-2029.

Friell, J., E. Watkins, and B. Horgan. 2012. Salt tolerance of 75 cool-season turfgrasses for roadsides. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil & Plant Science 62:44-52.

Bauer, S., B.P. Horgan, E. Watkins, A. Hathaway, R. Calhoun, and K. Frank. 2012. Establishment of creeping bentgrass in annual bluegrass fairways using glyphosate and interseedingOnline. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2012-0127-01-RS.

Bauer, S., D. Lloyd, B.P. Horgan, and D.J. Soldat. 2012. Agronomic and physiological responses of cool-season turfgrass to fall-applied nitrogen. Crop Science 52:1-10.

Cavanaugh, M., E. Watkins, B. Horgan, and M. Meyer. 2011. Conversion of Kentucky bluegrass rough to no-mow, low-input grasses.  Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2011-0926-02-RS.

Wang, S., Q. Zhang, and E. Watkins. 2011. Evaluation of salinity tolerance of prairie junegrass, a potential low-maintenance turfgrass species. HortScience 46: 1038-1045.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan, C.Hapeman and L. McConnell.  2011.  Effectiveness of management practices to mitigate off-site movement and ecological risk of pesticides transported with runoff from agriculture and turf systems.  In Pesticides – Formulations, Effects, Fate, Margarita Stoytcheva (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-532-7, InTech.

Watkins, E, S. Fei, D. Gardner, J. Stier, S. Bughrara, D. Li, C. Bigelow, L. Schliecher, B. Horgan and K. Diesburg. 2011.  Low-input turfgrass species for the north central United States. Online. Applied Turfgrass Science doi:10.1094/ATS-2011-0126-02-RS.

Bierman, P.M., B.P. Horgan, C.J. Rosen, A.B. Hollman and P.H. Pagliari.  2010.  Phosphorus runoff from turfgrass as affected by phosphorus fertilization and clipping management.  Journal of Environmental Quality 39:282-292.

Clark, M.D., and E. Watkins. 2010. Seed production characteristics of prairie junegrass germplasm accessions. Crop Science 50:1057-1065.

Clark, M.D., and E. Watkins. 2010. Turfgrass characteristics of prairie junegrass germplasm accessions. Crop Science 50:2092-2102.

Hoffman, L., M. DaCosta, J.S. Ebdon, and E. Watkins. 2010. Physiological changes during cold acclimation of perennial ryegrass accessions differing in freeze tolerance. Crop Science 50:1037-1047.

Kerns, J.P., P.L. Koch, D. Cook, B.P. Horgan and F.P. Wong.  2010.  First report of brown patch caused by Waitea circinata var. circinata on Poa annua in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Plant Disease.  Vol. 94, No. 9:1165.

Jiang, Y., E. Watkins, S. Liu, X. Yu, and N. Luo. 2010. Antioxidative responses and candidate gene expression in prairie junegrass under drought stress. Journal of the American Society of Horticultural Science 135: 303-309.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan and J.L. Rittenhouse.  2010.  Pesticide transport with runoff from creeping bentgrass turf:  relationship of pesticide properties to mass transport.  Envrion. Tox. and Chem. Vol. 29, No. 6:1209-1214.

Rice, P.J., B.P. Horgan and J.L. Rittenhouse.  2010.  Evaluation of core cultivation practices to reduce ecological risk of pesticides in runoff from Agrostis palustris.   Environ. Tox. and Chem. Vol. 29, No. 6:1215-1223.

Watkins, E., A.B. Hollman and B.P. Horgan.  2010.  Evaluation of alternative turfgrass species for low-input golf course fairways.  HortScience  45(1):113-118.