Andrew Hollman

Sometimes you have to be creative

By Andrew Hollman

When people hear that I work with turfgrass, inevitably the question comes up of “what do you do all winter?” The assumption from some people is that when the weather turns cold and you no longer need to mow your lawn, what else is there to be done? If you are involved with the turf industry, you likely know that there is a myriad of things that need to be done after mowing has stopped and before the ground freezes and the snow arrives. Irrigation needs to be blown out, snow mold fungicides sprayed, and covering greens are a few that come to mind for the golf courses.

Mon, 03/08/2021 - 20:57


Winter turfgrass protection

By Andrew Hollman

For some people, winter and snow cover might be a welcome relief from maintaining a yard and lawn.

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 12:59


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


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 11/21/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have many articles and several upcoming presentations to share.

Articles

Dan Sandor was featured in a Pioneer Press article, Read this before finishing that fall yard cleanup, on November 8, 2019.

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:01


The earthworm dilemma

By Andrew Hollman
 
square research plots with turfgrass growing
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Wed, 10/02/2019 - 09:49


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media 5/9/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a research article, a research report, and an upcoming talk at a meeting.

Garett Heineck, Sam Bauer, Matt Cavanaugh, Andrew Hollman, Eric Watkins, and Brian Horgan co-authored “Variability in Creeping Bentgrass Cultivar Germinability as Influenced by Cold Temperatures” in the April 2019 edition of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendent Association’s Hole Notes publication.

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:49


Chemical de-icer safety on putting greens

By Andrew Hollman

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:36


Join the Turfgrass Science Team at Northern Green

Several members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals.  Register now for this worthwhile event!

Northern Green
January 15–17, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center
REGISTRATION

This year’s presentations from our team include:

University of Minnesota Turf Research Update

By Brian Horgan and Eric Watkins
16 January, 7:30 AM

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:00


Turfgrass Science Team posters from the 2018 ASA & CSSA Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team at the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting held on November 4-7, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Read on for a summary of the wide variety of topics covered by our researchers and be sure to check out the links with the full poster content.

A novel inoculation technique for integrating the endophyte Epichloe festucae into perennial ryegrass

By Garett Heineck, Brooke Ashbrenner, Michael Miller and Eric Watkins

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:13