Cultivar Data: 2022
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Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:46
New fine fescue resources from UMN Extension
UMN Extension now has new materials on everything you need to know to establish and maintain a fine fescue lawn! Are you interested in a lawn that needs less maintenance? Fine fescues might be what you're looking for. Not only do fine fescues have lower maintenance requirements, they have better tolerance for shade and are adapted to most growing conditions in Minnesota.
Mon, 10/10/2022 - 10:54
New research publication from our team - 7/11/22
Learn more about our research! A new, open access article by Ross Braun, Eric Watkins, Andrew Hollman, Nicole Mihelich, and Aaron Patton has been published in Agronomy Journal. This journal article summarizes research on using different cool-season turfgrasses for sod and found that fine fescue sod with strong creeping red fescue may be a promising option for sod producers.
Mon, 07/11/2022 - 16:08
New research publication from our team - 4/4/22
Learn more about our research! A new article from our group has been published in Crop Science. This research examined the effects of different levels of nitrogen fertilizer and the inclusion of clover on the establishment of fine fescues.
Braun, R.C., E.T. Braithwaite, A.R. Kowalewski, E. Watkins, A.B. Hollman, and A.J. Patton. 2022. Nitrogen fertilizer and clover inclusion effects on the establishment of fine fescue taxa. Crop Science 62(2):947-957. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20704 [Open Access]
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 16:07
Evaluating fine fescues for golf greens in cold climates
By Gary Deters and Eric Watkins
This article was originally published on the Low Input Turf Using Fine Fescues blog.
Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:13
University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 1/26/22
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Several members of our group including Eric Watkins, Dominic Petrella (now an assistant professor at Ohio State University), Nicole Mihelich and Florence Sessoms were featured in a video, Fescue Research at the University of Minnesota, on GCSAATV.
Watch the video below to learn more about several different fine fescue research projects we are conducting!
Wed, 01/26/2022 - 09:08
Cultivar Data: 2021
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Thu, 01/06/2022 - 09:48
Turfgrass Science Team at the 2021 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 7-10, 2021 in Salt Lake City, UT. Two of our graduate students, Nicole Mihelich and Joan Barreto Ortiz, gave oral presentations there. Below are their presentation titles and abstracts.
Mon, 11/15/2021 - 14:53
New research publications from our team - 11/08/21
Learn more about our research! Three research articles from our group have been published in the September/October 2021 issue of Crop Science.
Mon, 11/08/2021 - 11:43
New research publications from our team - 10/27/21
Learn more about our research! Three research articles from our group have been published in the September/October 2021 issue of Agronomy Journal.
Wed, 10/27/2021 - 13:34