Josh Friell

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 1/23/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. An article features the UMN Turfgrass Science team in the latest edition of the MGCSA's Hole Notes publication.

See the December 2022 Edition of Hole Notes on page 52 for "Determining Irrigation Thresholds Using Plant Available Water" by Ryan Schwab, Josh Friell, Eric Watkins and Gabe Olson-Jensen.

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 00:15

New research publication from our team - 12-21-22

Learn more about our research! A new, open access article by Chase Straw, Connor Bolton, Joseph Young, Reagan Hejl, Joshua Friell, and Eric Watkins has been published in the journal Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment. This article discusses a case study that examined soil moisture variability findings from nine golf courses in eight different states in the U.S.

Wed, 12/21/2022 - 11:51

New research publications from our team - 11/08/21

Learn more about our research! Three research articles from our group have been published in the September/October 2021 issue of Crop Science.

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 11:43

Turfgrass Science Team at the 2020 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Virtual Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota gave two presentations and presented two posters at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Virtual Annual Meeting. Below is a listing of the abstracts, along with links to the poster PDF files.

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 11:42

Turfgrass Science Team at the 2019 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 10-13, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.  Seven people gave oral presentations and five people presented posters. Additionally, congratulations go to two members of our group who placed in the graduate student oral presentation contests:

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:11


What are our former graduate students and postdocs 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.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:45


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

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:18

UMN and MTGF Virtual Field Day 2013, Salt Tolerant Roadside Turfgrasses

Josh Friell
Josh Friell

Ph.D Student

Turfgrass Science

[email protected]



Fri, 11/01/2013 - 09:00

Minimize Turf Damage From Salt This Winter, Josh Friell Explains….

By Josh Friell, Ph.D Student, Turfgrass Science

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 08:26