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
Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:45
Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32
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
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
By Michael Barnes
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
Watering Wisdom Webinar series
The goal of this webinar series is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems.
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:59
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have two articles to share.
Eric Watkins authored Forget not the turfgrass seed producer in the May 2020 issue (page 41) of Golf Course Managment magazine.
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:41
By Florence Sessoms
In the first part of this series, I described what arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are and how they can benefit plants. In this post, I will discuss how AMF might benefit turfgrasses. Cool-season and warm-season grasses are both able to be infected with mycorrhizal fungi. A quick literature review showed that several benefits of AMF were observed with turfgrasses such as improved biomass, nutrient content, decrease in weed incidence and disease severity (Table 1).
Mon, 06/08/2020 - 09:26
By Eric Watkins and Yinjie Qiu
Fine fescue research has progressed rapidly in recent years, spurred by greater interest in low-input turf and the availability of funding for improving these grasses. While giving talks to various groups about lawn grasses for Minnesota, we often follow the introduction of fine fescues with a refrain similar to “they all look very similar”: translation “don’t ask me how to tell the fine fescues apart!”.
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:25