Perennial ryegrass

Cultivar Evaluation Results Overview

2019 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32


Watering Wisdom Webinar series

The goal of this webinar series is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems.

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:59

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: AMF and their interactions with turfgrass species

By Florence Sessoms

In the first part of this series, I described what arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are and how they can benefit plants. In this post, I will discuss how AMF might benefit turfgrasses. Cool-season and warm-season grasses are both able to be infected with mycorrhizal fungi. A quick literature review showed that several benefits of AMF were observed with turfgrasses such as improved biomass, nutrient content, decrease in weed incidence and disease severity (Table 1). 

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 09:26

Field evaluation of perennial ryegrass accessions

Summary of study

Plants of 300 wild and landrace accessions from the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) and a collection at Rutgers University were tested in two field environments for winterhardiness (as measured by tiller survival) and other turf traits. The field environments were at Becker and St. Paul, MN. The traits measured were seedling vigor, tiller survival in 2005 and 2006, spring growth in 2005 and 2006, summer and autumn turf quality, color, leaf texture, crown rust incidence, growth habit and spreading vigor.

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:07

Cultivar Data: 2019

2019 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 13:30

Shattering is bad! But so is the way we measure it

By Joan Barreto Ortiz

I am a new graduate student on the Plant Breeding/Molecular Genetics track in the Applied Plant Sciences program at the University of Minnesota. I did my undergraduate degree in Agronomy at the Universidad del Tolima in Colombia, where I am originally from. One of my main objectives for my current project is to develop novel systems that attempt to understand the genetics of seed shattering—the seed loss due to detachment from the spike—in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) seed production and strategies that can be used to breed for better seed retention.

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 11:16

University of Minnesota Grass Seed Field Day

By Eric Watkins

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:12

Turfgrass species characteristics for roadsides

By Dominic Christensen

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:27