Long-Term Ecological Research Funding

By Eric Watkins

Spring is finally here in northern MN!

Do you have an interest in turf and forage seed production systems in northwestern Minnesota? If yes, you should follow the Minnesota Turf Seed Council Newsletters! This newsletter is sent to producers and interested stakeholders from greenup through swathing. The first issue for 2021 has been published.

Putting the horse before the cart: The adoption of artificial turfgrass in cities

By Michael Barnes

Globally many cities have implemented ‘re-greening’ programs to meet sustainability goals and deliver enhancements to the quality of life for their residents. However, turfgrass has most often been thought of as a problematic part of urban landscapes, being not ‘green’ enough to be part of re-greening programs that have largely focused exclusively on trees. To date, such approaches have mostly ignored advancements in turf management as well as low-input varieties of turfgrasses for both warm and cool climates.