creeping bentgrass

Cultivar Evaluation Results Overview

2019 Data

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Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: AMF and their interactions with turfgrass species

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


Cultivar Data: 2019

2019 Data

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Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 13:30


Different ways to visualize herbicide stress

By Dominic Petrella

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 09:56


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media 5/9/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have a research article, a research report, and an upcoming talk at a meeting.

Garett Heineck, Sam Bauer, Matt Cavanaugh, Andrew Hollman, Eric Watkins, and Brian Horgan co-authored “Variability in Creeping Bentgrass Cultivar Germinability as Influenced by Cold Temperatures” in the April 2019 edition of the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendent Association’s Hole Notes publication.

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 13:49


Cultivar Data: 2018

2018 Data

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Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:19


MGCSA Member-Driven Research profile: Turfgrass for wet and shaded Par 3 tee boxes

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science Team has partnered with the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA) to perform on-site research determined by the members themselves. As part of this project, we conducted a study at the Stillwater Country Club in 2017. We examined the following research question: How well would turfgrass species other than creeping bentgrass work under wet and shaded condition on a Par 3 tee box?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:22


Turfgrass species for wet and shaded Par 3 tee boxes

Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis palustris) is a stolon-forming cool season grass commonly used on golf courses.  It has good shade tolerance, but if shaded, it will also need good drainage to thrive.  One of our MGCSA-member partners recently experienced what can happen when creeping bentgrass grows in shady and poor drainage conditions.

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:09


Cultivar Evaluation Results

2019 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:37