Perennial ryegrass

Cultivar Data: 2020

2020 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 14:47

Cultivar Data: 2019

2019 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:37

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

New research publication from our team - 11/24/20

Learn more about our research! A new research article from our group has been published in Grass and Forage Science. Garett Heineck and co-authors wrote about new methods they investigated to identify superior plant material for perennial ryegrass breeding programs.

Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:56

New research publications from our team - 9/29/20

Learn more about our research! Two new research articles from our group have been published in Crop Science.

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:25

Cultivar Evaluation Results Overview

Please refer to our blog post on how to understand these results.

2020 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Kentucky bluegrass

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32


Spring Lawn Care

This webinar video was created in partnership with the Metropolitan Council and addresses several topics on how to care for your lawn in spring.

Springtime Lawn Care: Waking Up Your Lawn


Watering Wisdom Webinar series

The goal of this webinar series, created in partnership with the Metropolitan Council, 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