Ryan Schwab

Next week - final webinar in our Watering Wisdom series!

lawn with frost

Please join the Metropolitan Council and the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group for Part 5 of our webinar series on Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water. The topic of this installment is "Winterizing Your Lawn" by Ryan Schwab.

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:51

All flesh is as grass: Field Day is canceled

By Eric Watkins
person on golf greens presenting research results to field day audience of 40 people

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:29

Watering Wisdom Webinar Series

Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water

Welcome to our Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water webinar series event page. We are hosting a free, five-part summer webinar series focusing on turfgrass and irrigation topics.  Our goal is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. Please join us for one (or as many as you would like) of the five webinars we are presenting. If you are interested in learning more about our work, please visit our Irrigation Resources page.

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:22

Where did it go? The mystery of Duplex

By Ryan Schwab

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:48

Turfgrass Science Team at the 2019 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting held on November 10-13, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.  Seven people gave oral presentations and five people presented posters. Additionally, congratulations go to two members of our group who placed in the graduate student oral presentation contests:

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:11

Soil surfactants and critical soil moisture content

By Ryan Schwab

Water-repellent soils are one of the challenges faced by golf course superintendents. This phenomenon can cause localized dry spots (Figure 1), which are areas of wilted turfgrass struggling from a rootzone with poor water infiltration, poor water retention, and non-uniform flow of water among other important soil characteristics. The potential or severity of soil water repellency may increase once the soil dries down to a specific level.

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:34

Registration now open - TURF & GROUNDS FIELD DAY

The TURF & GROUNDS FIELD DAY is back on the St. Paul campus this year as the University of Minnesota once again partners with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event at TROE Center and UFore Nursery.

MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US ON THURS., AUG. 9 for outdoor education presented by University of Minnesota faculty and staff working in turfgrass science, horticulture and forestry. The Field Day will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with presentation topics ranging from turfgrass species for natural areas to disease management in turf and trees. 

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:06


Faculty and Extension

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:18