winter stress

Join the Turfgrass Science team at Northern Green 2023

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

Northern Green
January 10-12, 2023
Minneapolis Convention Center

Register for this event 

Turfgrass Science team at the 2022 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting held on November 6-9, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. 

Below is a listing of the abstracts from the meeting:

Introducing Katrina Freund Saxhaug, Postdoctoral Researcher

By Katrina Freund Saxhaug

Introducing Maicy Vossen, Graduate Student

By Maicy Vossen

Searching for a stress-less spring

By Gary Deters

UMN WinterTurf Field Day

Registration is open for our first UMN Turfgrass Field Day of 2022! The WinterTurf Field Day will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

Highlights include:

Sign up for our new newsletter!

Are you a golf course superintendent or turfgrass manager interested in the latest research on mitigation and recovery from winter stress damage? As part of our new WinterTurf project, we have created a newsletter about the work we are doing on this project, along with other articles on the topic from other sources.

Working toward a greener spring: Finding solutions to winter turfgrass damage

Winter can lead to turfgrass damage and death, causing challenges for turfgrass managers. And with a changing climate, new challenges are cropping up every year.

Eric Watkins, a professor in the Department of Horticultural Science, is seeking out answers to those challenges, most recently through an $8 million USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant. His goal? To better understand the winter stresses that are placed on turfgrass and to identify solutions through plant breeding and best management practices.