Did you know that the University of Minnesota conducts research on turfgrass seed production in northern Minnesota? If you are interested in learning more, our website now has information on Seed Production Research at Magnusson Research Farm. We have annual progress reports, which contain results of turfgrass seed production research such as variety trials, winter hardiness trials and other research involving fertility and herbicides.
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 10:34
By Ryan Schwab
The establishment of no mow areas on golf courses is gaining popularity. In Minnesota, fine fescues are typically the species chosen due to their low-input characteristics. Fine fescues grow slowly, and they generally have low nutrient and water requirements, all of which saves golf course resources. They also may provide the desirable aesthetics of a waving pasture with gold-frosted seed heads, which is quite the contrast from the well-manicured playing surfaces of fairways and greens (Figure 1).
Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:20
Learn more about our research! A new research article from our group has been published in Grass and Forage Science. Garett Heineck and co-authors wrote about new methods they investigated to identify superior plant material for perennial ryegrass breeding programs.
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:56
Learn more about our research! Two new research articles from our group have been published in Crop Science.
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:25
Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:19
Sun, 03/01/2020 - 22:09
By Eric Watkins
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:56
The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting held on November 10-13, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Seven people gave oral presentations and five people presented posters. Additionally, congratulations go to two members of our group who placed in the graduate student oral presentation contests:
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:11
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have many articles and several upcoming presentations to share.
Dan Sandor was featured in a Pioneer Press article, Read this before finishing that fall yard cleanup, on November 8, 2019.
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:01