Fine fescue

New research publications from our team - 11/12/20

Learn more about our research! Two new research articles from our group have been published in Crop Science. Florence Sessoms and Eric Watkins have published an article on heat stress in cool season turfgrasses, and Dominic Petrella and Eric Watkins have published an article on the differences in shade responses in the fine fescues.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 11:28


Sunflecks on shaded turfgrass: Good, bad, or of no consequence?

By Dominic Petrella

When we think about turfgrass shaded by trees we as researchers often focus on reductions in light intensity, reductions in the red to far-red ratio (R/FR ratio) along with other changes in spectral quality, competition for water and mineral nutrients, and alterations to temperature compared to full sun environments. However, another challenge for turfgrass plants under shade is exposure to sunflecks.

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 08:55


New research publications from our team - 9/29/20

Learn more about our research! Two new research articles from our group have been published in Crop Science.

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:25


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 9/15/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a webinar video and two articles to share.

A video recording, Lawn Care Best Management Practices featuring Shane Evans, from our Watering Wisdom webinar series has been posted.  If you are interested in growing a healthy lawn with less water, please consider watching the other webinar recordings in our series!

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:26


Video: Turfgrass Species for Low-Input Minnesota Lawns

This video is a recording of a webinar we conducted on August 18, 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.

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:45


Cultivar Evaluation Results Overview

2019 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32


Webinar on app to improve turfgrass purchasing decisions

As one of the most widely known turfgrass research programs in the world, the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) has generated a large volume of turfgrass evaluation data over the last several decades, including data on fine fescues. The Turfgrass Science team is working with researchers from the Computer Science Department and U-Spatial to display this information in a better way to help consumers choose which fine fescue cultivars to plant in their yards.

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:00


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 7/15/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have two webinar videos and an article to share.

A video recording, Outdoor Water Use in the Twin Cities: Am I Using Too Much? featuring Shane Evans, from our Watering Wisdom webinar series has been posted.  If you are interested in growing a healthy lawn with less water, please consider joining the other webinars in our series still to come!

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:34


Introducing Michael Barnes, Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Psychology

By Michael Barnes

Man in red jacket with lake in background

Hello, everyone, I’m Michael Barnes, a Postdoctoral Researcher who started on July 1st. I’ll be working on a number of research projects during my appointment.

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:15