Irrigation

National award for water conservation collaboration

For the past several years, we have partnered with the Metropolitan Council on the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study. Recently, the Metropolitan Council earned a national award for water conservation collaborations from the U.S.

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 14:35


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 7/21/21

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Eric Watkins was featured in a Kare 11 news segment, Maggie Reiter was interviewed in the Star Tribune, and Shane Evans was featured in a Fox 9 news segment!

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 15:59


July = Smart irrigation month, but how can these “smart” irrigation technologies help us in a drought?

By Shane Evans

For those of you who don't know, the Irrigation Association has deemed July as Smart Irrigation Month. According to their website, “Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation Association initiative celebrated throughout July to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf and agricultural irrigation” (Irrigation Association, 2020).

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 21:58


UMN Turfgrass Team at Badger Park grand opening in Shorewood!

Person in front of display speaking to others in a park

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 6-8pm, the city of Shorewood will have

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 17:34


Drought in the land of 10,000 lakes

By Shane Evans

Some people may think the title of this blogpost is an oxymoron. I am here to tell you in 2021 that is not the case. I have previously talked about water in the land of 10,000 lakes, but my focus was on where our water comes from and how it is used in the home. In this edition, I hope to address the fallacy of drought not being possible in the land of 10,000 lakes.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:34


Learn how to make your irrigation system “smart”

We're in for a hot and dry spell so now is the time to learn about technology to help your sprinkler system for this season. Read more on the topic in the Extension article, How to make your irrigation system “smart”, by Shane Evans and Maggie Reiter in Yard and Garden News.

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 08:36


Video: Springtime Lawn Care: Waking Up Your Lawn

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on April 15, 2021 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Lawn Water Conservation Educator Shane Evans presented on topics that included:

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 13:40


Video: Winterizing Your Lawn

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on September 29, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:07


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 8/24/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have an article and two webinar videos to share.

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 09:50


Video: Learning to Control Your Irrigation Controller

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on July 28, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 10:05