Irrigation

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 10/13/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a video, an upcoming Minnesota legislature address and three articles.

Water Irrigation Audit - a video from the city of Woodbury, MN features Dan Sandor demonstrating how to conduct an irrigation audit on a home lawn.

Chase Straw will be addressing members of the Minnesota legislature on October 17, 2019 advocating for benefits to golf course superintendents who implement water conservation strategies.

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 22:19


Come see us at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair!

By Dan Sandor

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 09:53


Smart Irrigation Month

By Dan Sandor

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 16:28


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 6/23/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have three articles, several podcasts and two public outreach events.

Brian Horgan, Eric Lonsdorf, Chris Nootenboom and Ben Janke wrote The Value of a Golf Course for the Department of Horticultural Science Spring/Summer 2018 Horticulture Newsletter.

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:31


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media 5/23/19

Dan Sandor will be giving a presentation - New Science in Turf & Irrigation -  at Vadnais Heights City Hall in Vadnais Heights, MN on June 5, 2019 at 4:30pm. The cost is free. For more information, email [email protected] or visit their website to register.

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:53


Drought tolerance of consumer-available seed mixtures

By Florence Sessoms

The presence of lawns in urban environments is sometimes viewed negatively: too many chemical inputs that result in environmental pollution. I also have observed a popular misconception about irrigation on home lawns: irrigation is compared to the Danaides’ barrel (Figure 1), a bottomless pit where water is forever added and lost.  However, lawns can provide tremendous ecosystems services such as decreased soil erosion, absorption of dust and particle pollution, reduced heat island effect, and increased mental and physical human health.

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:19