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Minnesota Turf Seed Council Newsletters

This newsletter is sent to producers and interested stakeholders in northern MN from greenup through swathing.

August 4, 2020

July 28, 2020

July 21, 2020


Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:48

Seed Production Research - Progress Reports

Annual progress reports on grass seed production research conducted by the University of Minnesota.

2020 Progress Report

2019 Progress Report

2018 Progress Report

2017 Progress Report

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:00

Seed Production Research at Magnusson Research Farm

aerial view of Magnusson Research Farm

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences Magnusson Research Farm continues to be the major location in the region for numerous research and outreach activities.  The Magnusson Research Farm is comprised of forty acres of land loca

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 13:40

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 6/11/2020

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have two articles to share.

Eric Watkins authored Forget not the turfgrass seed producer in the May 2020 issue (page 41) of Golf Course Managment magazine.  

Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:41

Fine fescue seed production in Minnesota

By Florence Sessoms

Cool-season turfgrass seed production in Minnesota is localized in Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties in northern Minnesota. Perennial ryegrass is the primary turfgrass being produced for a total of 55,000 to 60,000 acres. Perennial ryegrass is intercropped with spring wheat to allow a better survival during the harsh winter months present up north. Also, the presence of another cash crop, such as spring wheat, allows the farmer to get some income from the field in the first year while the grass is establishing as described in Figure 1.

Sun, 01/05/2020 - 16:53

Can fine fescue seed be produced in Minnesota?

By David Herrera
David Herrera at Roseau field day
Figure 1.

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:16

Exploring alternative management options for multi-year perennial ryegrass seed production in northern Minnesota

By Garett Heineck

Perennial ryegrass seed heads

Figure 1: Perennial ryegrass seed heads in a production field prior to swathing in Roseau County, MN.

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:49

Perennial Ryegrass Seed Production

by Garett Heineck

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 05:28