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.
Tue, 04/25/2023 - 08:53
New research publication from our team - 3/22/22
Learn more about our research! A new, open access article by James Wolfin, Eric Watkins, Ian Lane, Zachary Portman, and Marla Spivak has been published in the journal Urban Ecosystems. This article discusses the research behind one of our most popular topics - bee lawns. The authors found that low-growing flowers planted in turfgrass lawns can support diverse bee pollinators.
Wed, 03/22/2023 - 13:46
Twin City Seed donates $20,000 for turfgrass research!
By Eric Watkins
Wed, 02/08/2023 - 11:36
University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/4/22
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.
Wed, 05/04/2022 - 14:21
New bee lawn resources from UMN Extension
UMN Extension now has new materials on everything you need to know to grow your own bee lawn! UMN researchers have spent several years studying bee lawns and the pollinators that benefit from them. These resources (written by Turfgrass Scientist Kristine Moncada, Turfgrass Extension Educator Maggie Reiter and James Wolfin of Metro Blooms) combine the results of all this work so everyone can learn the steps in establishing and maintaining a bee lawn. Don’t forget to consult the new page, Planting and maintaining a bee lawn, for all your bee lawn questions.
Tue, 08/24/2021 - 13:42
University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/15/2020
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have two articles to share.
Eric Watkins authored Improving Turfgrass Winter Stress Tolerance in the May 2020 edition of Hole Notes, the official publication of the MGCSA.
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 11:24
University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 3/23/2020
Check out our team’s latest effort in educating the public about our work! We have a new article on bee lawns to share.
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 08:55
University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 9/30/19
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have a research report, new research results and a newspaper article.
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 13:35
Flowering Bee Lawn Field Day Open House
By Kristine Moncada
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 09:57
University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 6/23/19
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have three articles, several podcasts and two public outreach events.
Brian Horgan, Eric Lonsdorf, Chris Nootenboom and Ben Janke wrote The Value of a Golf Course for the Department of Horticultural Science Spring/Summer 2018 Horticulture Newsletter.
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:31