Jillian Turbeville

Turfgrass Science Team at the 2023 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings

The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings held on October 29 - November 1, 2023 in St. Louis, MO.  Two people gave oral presentations and three people presented posters. Below is a listing of all the oral presentations and posters along with the presentation abstracts and the poster PDF files.

Oral presentations

Cultivating New Opportunities for Turfgrass Science Education in Minnesota

Presenting Author - Michael Barnes; co-authors Ileana Campagna, Becky Haddad and Eric Watkins

EPA 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.

The risks of mowing green grass during summer drought

By Jillian Turbeville

When it comes to lawn management, droughts in the Midwest have become a topic of concern. Generally, homeowners will mow their lawn in a scheduled manner (once a week) or based on grass growth rate (⅓ rule), but should we mow based on how stressed the grasses are? Although this can be partially unrealistic, having a basic understanding of how your lawn responds to times of heat and drought in summer may help keep your grass greener for a longer period of time. 

Long-Term Ecological Research: Bee Lawns in the Twin Cities

By Ryan Schwab and Jillian Turbeville


Attention: for media inquiries, please contact Dr. Jon Trappe <[email protected]>, UMN Turfgrass Extension Educator.