Jon Trappe

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/20/24

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. See the April 2024 Edition of MGCSA's Hole Notes for photos from our WinterTurf field day, an article by Jon Trappe called Thinking about soil nitrogen and fertilizer practices, and an article by Eric Watkins called Thank you for your Rounds Fore Research support


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/16/24

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. An article on "Slow Mow Summer" in Sierra, the magazine for the Sierra Club, features comments from Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe.

See Blossoms Over Blades: Embrace "Slow Mow Summer" for a Buzz-Worthy Lawn by Anne Readel on the Sierra Club website for the full article!


Join the Turfgrass Science team at Northern Green 2024

Members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals. Consider attending this worthwhile event!

Northern Green
January 23-25, 2024
Saint Paul RiverCentre

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This year’s presentations from our team include:


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 9/17/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Extension Educator Jon Trappe was interviewed for two news stories. Don't miss:


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 6/5/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Jon Trappe was interviewed in the article "Talking lawn care with U of M" on May 17, 2023  as part the “Talking...with U of M,” series. He discusses No Mow May, lawn fertilizers, irrigation and more!


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/19/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. There are three recent articles that feature our team members!


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/1/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe was featured in a local news segment.

Watch New research has scientists rethinking the popular No Mow May idea from a Kare 11 broadcast on April 27, 2023!


Slow Mow Summer - a video from the UMN Bee Lab

Have you wondered about No Mow May? Maybe you should consider Slow Mow Summer instead! Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe and former graduate student James Wolfin were recently featured in a presentation with the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. They discuss the concept of Slow Mow Summer, which is a way to manage your lawn to be more friendly to pollinators while also maintaining a healthy lawn. Learn more in the Slow Mow Summer video recorded on March 30, 2023.


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 4/17/23

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Turfgrass Extension Educator Jon Trappe wrote a blog post for Yard and Garden News and has been featured in a video presentation with the UMN Bee Lab!


WCCO Smart Gardens Podcast - 11/5/22

WCCO’s Smart Gardens November 5, 2022 podcast features Jon Trappe and Julie Weisenhorn answering listeners' questions on gardening and lawns. Listen to the podcast to learn more about dormant seeding, treating grubs, height to mow going into winter, and lawn recovery from drought.