Learn more about our research! A new, open access article by James Wolfin, Eric Watkins, Ian Lane, Zachary Portman, and Marla Spivak has been published in the journal Urban Ecosystems. This article discusses the research behind one of our most popular topics - bee lawns. The authors found that low-growing flowers planted in turfgrass lawns can support diverse bee pollinators.
Wolfin, J., Watkins, E., Lane, I., Portman, Z.M. and Spivak, M. 2023. Floral enhancement of turfgrass lawns benefits wild bees and honey bees (Apis mellifera). Urban Ecosyst. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-023-01339-7
What are our former graduate students, postdocs and researchers doing now?
Sam Bauer received an M.Sc. in Applied Plant Sciences in 2011. His thesis work focused on late fall nitrogen fertilization and methods for increasing creeping bentgrass in golf course fairways. Later, he joined UMN Extension as Extension Educator for turfgrass, a position he held until 2018. He is now the executive director of the North Central Turfgrass Association and a consultant, working on a number of turf-related projects in Minnesota and the surrounding states.
MTGF Super Tuesday Set for January 13, 2015
Cost is $65. Education points are available.
By Ian Lane, Graduate Research Assistant