Dominic Christensen

Mowing parks and roadsides: Dispelling myths

By Dominic Christensen

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 13:00

How should we consider plant diversity when designing roadside mixtures?

By Dominic Christensen

What is planted along roadside boulevards and how they are maintained is often a heavily debated subject. There are those who are more concerned about accomplishing the perceived primary goal to seed simpler nonnative mixtures to prevent erosion, and some who think the goals and functions of these boulevards should behave similar to a short-statured prairie, and others who are not so opinionated.

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 08:52

Turfgrass Science Team at the 2020 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Virtual Annual Meeting

The Turfgrass Science team from the University of Minnesota gave two presentations and presented two posters at this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA Virtual Annual Meeting. Below is a listing of the abstracts, along with links to the poster PDF files.

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 11:42

Join the Turfgrass Science Team at Northern Green 2021

Northern Green, a trade show and conference for green industry professionals held every January, is virtual this year!  Several members of our team will be presenting at this year's conference. 

Tue, 12/08/2020 - 11:48

Fall 2019 roadside turfgrass mixtures establishment update

By Dominic Christensen

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:40

Turfgrass Science Team at the 2019 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 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

Turfgrass species characteristics for roadsides

By Dominic Christensen

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:27

Buffering capacity of snow on soil temperatures

By Dominic Christensen

This winter provided some fascinating differences in soil temperatures among our roadside turfgrass mixture testing locations (Figure 1). Each site is equipped with a weather station that is collecting precipitation, air temperature, soil moisture, soil temperature, and electrical conductivity.

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 21:18

Investigating regional roadside turfgrass mixtures

By Dominic Christensen

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group is currently conducting research on roadside turfgrasses. We recently initiated a regional mixture trial that is taking place in seven locations across Minnesota (Figure 1).


Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:22