Fine fescue

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


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

2021 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

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


New research publications from our team - 10/21/21

Learn more about our research! Two research articles from our group have been published in the July/August 2021 issue of Crop Science.

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 12:55


Shane Evans featured in Metropolitan Council video

Shane Evans, Lawn Water Conservation Educator, was recently featured in Turfgrass Suggestions for the Twin Cities, a video by the The Metropolitan Council. Watch to learn how to enjoy greener grass with less water!

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:45