NTEP

New research publication from our team - 7/12/22

Learn more about our research! A new, open access article by Yiqun Xie, Majid Farhadloo, Ning Guo, Shashi Shekhar, Eric Watkins, Len Kne, Han Bao, Aaron Patton, and Kevin Morris has been published in the International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. This journal article discusses the design and creation of a relational database to store data from the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program and to support efficient queries on turfgrass cultivars and experimental selections. To try the database out, please visit the Turfgrass Trial Explorer webpage.

Tue, 07/12/2022 - 11:10


2021 turf trial results are posted

By Eric Watkins

We have posted all 2021 turfgrass research plot data on our cultivar evaluation page for 2021. There are results posted from three types of trials.

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 12:48


Cultivar Data: 2021

2021 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 09:48


Cultivar Data: 2020

2020 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 14:47


2020 Turf Trial Results are posted

By Eric Watkins

We have posted all 2020 turfgrass research plot data on our cultivar evaluation page for 2020. There are results posted from three types of trials.

Mon, 01/11/2021 - 14:16


Cultivar Data: 2019

2019 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Creeping bentgrass

Kentucky bluegrass

Perennial ryegrass

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:37


Cultivar Evaluation Results Overview

Please refer to our blog post on how to understand these results.

2021 Data

All links below are .pdf files

Fri, 08/21/2020 - 10:32


Webinar on app to improve turfgrass purchasing decisions

As one of the most widely known turfgrass research programs in the world, the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) has generated a large volume of turfgrass evaluation data over the last several decades, including data on fine fescues. The Turfgrass Science team is working with researchers from the Computer Science Department and U-Spatial to display this information in a better way to help consumers choose which fine fescue cultivars to plant in their yards.

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:00


2019 Turf Trial Results are posted

By Eric Watkins

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 12:43


2018 Turfgrass Cultivar Data is posted

By Eric Watkins

Each year, the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota evaluates thousands of plots for turf performance. The summarized results from 2018 are now posted on our cultivar evaluation results page. Checking results from local turfgrass evaluations is an important part of purchasing turfgrass seed.  I have briefly summarized some background information below on the rating and interpretation process to help you better understand these results.   

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 20:50