Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32
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
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 13:30
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
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:19
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
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