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Videos

Watering Wisdom Webinar series

The goal of this webinar series is to help homeowners have healthier lawns and more efficient irrigation systems.

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:59


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 5/15/2020

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

Eric Watkins authored Improving Turfgrass Winter Stress Tolerance in the May 2020 edition of Hole Notes, the official publication of the MGCSA.

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 11:24


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 4/13/2020

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

Yinjie Qiu authored Molecular Breeding In Turfgrass in the March 2020 edition of Hole Notes, the official publication of the MGCSA.

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:29


How did I become a turfgrass guy? My story with turfgrass science

By Yinjie Qiu

Yinjie Qiu in the greenhouse holding a planter with turfgrass

For this blog post, as the last blog post from me for a while, I would like to share my story with turfgrass starting August 2015.

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 09:07


Self-incompatibility in turfgrass

 
By Michael Laskowski
 
Inflorescence of prairie junegrass in the field
Inflorescence of prairie junegrass.

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:28


Announcing a new blog - Low Input Turf

By Kristine Moncada

Do you have an interest in sustainable turf and fine fescues?  There’s a new blog - Low Input Turf News - you might be interested in! 

 

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:43


2019 Turf Trial Results are posted

By Eric Watkins

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 12:43


Using gene expression in turfgrass breeding

By Yinjie Qiu

Turfgrass grows in a complex environment that is full of stresses. For example, in the summertime, turfgrasses may be under abiotic stresses such as heat and drought stress. Some biotic stresses, such as summer patch and dollar spot disease, can occur at the same time. Situations like this cause stress for golf course superintendents and other turf managers. Some of these problems could be solved by cultural management methods; however, these methods can be labor intensive and expensive. Breeding turfgrass species with better stress resistance could solve these problems in more economical and ecosystem-friendly ways.

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:45