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
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
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 14:07
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
Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water
Welcome to our Watering Wisdom: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water webinar series event page. We hosted a free, five-part summer webinar series in the summer of 2020 that focused on turfgrass and irrigation topics to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems. If you are interested in learning more about our work, please watch the recordings below or visit our Irrigation Resources page.
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 13:22
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
Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:14
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