Ryan Schwab

Is this plant pretty or pretty invasive?

By Ryan Schwab

Tue, 09/12/2023 - 07:37

Seeding is a team effort

By Kim Tiber

Tue, 08/29/2023 - 12:51

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

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. An article features the UMN Turfgrass Science team in the latest edition of the MGCSA's Hole Notes publication.

See the December 2022 Edition of Hole Notes on page 52 for "Determining Irrigation Thresholds Using Plant Available Water" by Ryan Schwab, Josh Friell, Eric Watkins and Gabe Olson-Jensen.

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 00:15

Long-Term Ecological Research: Bee Lawns in the Twin Cities

By Ryan Schwab and Jillian Turbeville

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 11:24

Raspberry Pi projects to facilitate research

By Joan M. Barreto Ortiz

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 13:49

Mow the no-mow?

By Ryan Schwab

“No-mow” is a loose term we often use to describe a low input, grassy area that grows out higher than a typical turfgrass stand. The grass may flop over onto itself, go to seed, or create a clumpy pasture-like appearance (Figure 1). In Minnesota, fine fescues (Festuca spp.) are typically used in no-mow residential lawns or golf course roughs. Despite the term “no-mow” these may be mowed infrequently to create the desired aesthetic.

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 12:17

Golf ball visibility in no mow fine fescue roughs

By Ryan Schwab

The establishment of no mow areas on golf courses is gaining popularity. In Minnesota, fine fescues are typically the species chosen due to their low-input characteristics. Fine fescues grow slowly, and they generally have low nutrient and water requirements, all of which saves golf course resources. They also may provide the desirable aesthetics of a waving pasture with gold-frosted seed heads, which is quite the contrast from the well-manicured playing surfaces of fairways and greens (Figure 1).

Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:20

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

Video: Winterizing Your Lawn

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on September 29, 2020 as part of the Twin Cities Lawn Irrigation Efficiency Study funded by the Metropolitan Council and the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. We also have a PDF of PowerPoint slides from the presentation.

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:07