Dominic Petrella

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 4/13/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have several articles to share.

Yinjie Qiu authored Molecular Breeding In Turfgrass in the March 2020 edition of Hole Notes, the official publication of the MGCSA.

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:29


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 1/7/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have several upcoming presentations to share.

Dr. Chase Straw is giving two presentations at the Mid-Atlantic Turfgrass Expo.in Fredericksburg, VA on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  The first presentation is Sensor and Mapping Technologies for Precision Irrigation on Golf Courses and the second presentation is Sports Field Performance Testing: Trends and Future Applications.

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 15:54


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


Different shade, different results

By Dominic Petrella

It is a common misconception that turfgrasses respond the same to neutral and foliar shade conditions. However, this is not true, and even some of the best turfgrasses for shady areas exhibit contrasting growth under these different types of shade. Let’s define the two types of shade:

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:06


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 10/13/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a video, an upcoming Minnesota legislature address and three articles.

Water Irrigation Audit - a video from the city of Woodbury, MN features Dan Sandor demonstrating how to conduct an irrigation audit on a home lawn.

Chase Straw will be addressing members of the Minnesota legislature on October 17, 2019 advocating for benefits to golf course superintendents who implement water conservation strategies.

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 22:19


Different ways to visualize herbicide stress

By Dominic Petrella

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:56


Making sense of light data: Light quality

By Dominic Petrella

Shade can be stressful for turfgrasses due to decreasing photosynthesis, causing turfgrass to produce leaves that are more susceptible to traffic damage and disease incidence.  Turfgrasses grown in shade may not perform very well due to decreased density.  While we understand that shade is stressful, it’s commonly forgotten that there are two different types of shade, qualitative shade and quantitative shade (both having different properties) that can lead to these detrimental changes in turfgrass growth.  To better understand how qualitative shade and quantitative shade can effect turfgrasses, we first need to discuss how light is measured and evaluated. 

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 19:45


Join the Turfgrass Science Team at Northern Green

Several members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals.  Register now for this worthwhile event!

Northern Green
January 15–17, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center
REGISTRATION

This year’s presentations from our team include:

University of Minnesota Turf Research Update

By Brian Horgan and Eric Watkins
16 January, 7:30 AM

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:00


Turfgrass Science Team posters from the 2018 ASA & CSSA Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team at the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting held on November 4-7, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Read on for a summary of the wide variety of topics covered by our researchers and be sure to check out the links with the full poster content.

A novel inoculation technique for integrating the endophyte Epichloe festucae into perennial ryegrass

By Garett Heineck, Brooke Ashbrenner, Michael Miller and Eric Watkins

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:13