A basic image analysis to measure seed size

By Joan Barreto Ortiz

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 10:22

Drought tolerance of consumer-available seed mixtures

By Florence Sessoms

The presence of lawns in urban environments is sometimes viewed negatively: too many chemical inputs that result in environmental pollution. I also have observed a popular misconception about irrigation on home lawns: irrigation is compared to the Danaides’ barrel (Figure 1), a bottomless pit where water is forever added and lost.  However, lawns can provide tremendous ecosystems services such as decreased soil erosion, absorption of dust and particle pollution, reduced heat island effect, and increased mental and physical human health.

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:19

Purchasing Turfgrass Seed

High quality grass seed can be difficult to source.  For this reason, we have compiled a list (below) of vendors that distribute turfgrass seed in Minnesota.  We have created an infographic that describes the characteristics of turf species used in Minnesota.  Please be sure to keep in mind the basic principles in purchasing turfgrass seed before deciding on a mixture for your situation.  These principles are explained by Dr.

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 14:45

Finding the right grass seed

By Dr. Eric Watkins, Professor, Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics


Wed, 07/24/2013 - 09:52