Gary Deters

Observing growth

By Gary Deters

As turfgrass managers we have a responsibility to observe the growth of the many varieties, cultivars, and species of turfgrass from seed to maturity. Pretty obvious, right? Observing growth is more than just looking at the turf with our own eyes from day to day. I have mentioned in a previous blog post about the importance of before and after photos and while they can be a great resource (Figure 1), there are more ways to see the progress of growth.

Fri, 07/30/2021 - 07:02

How big is our tree?

By Gary Deters

Raise your hand if you thought this was going to be an article about the latest University of Minnesota variety or cultivar of tree. What I am referring to is the tree of learning that extends from the educators and researchers at our university.

When I had my in-person interview with the turfgrass research team, I had the opportunity to walk the hallways of Alderman Hall for the first time in twenty years since I was a turf student. It brought back some great memories of Dr. Don White and my horticulture classmates. Dr. White was a fantastic turfgrass professor, but better yet, he was a very kind and caring person.  

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 13:16

University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 1/4/2021

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have an article in Hole Notes magazine!

Gary Deters wrote A New Chapter in My Turfgrass Management Career in the November/December 2020 issue of Hole Notes magazine, the official publication of the MGCSA. Learn more about how Gary's work as a Field Facility Manager with our team has been going.

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 13:33

Before and after

By Gary Deters

When I was a golf course superintendent, I frequently used before and after photos to show progress.  The key, of course, was to remember to take the “before” photo.  I can remember many times wishing I had a particular photo because either I couldn't remember how something looked, or knew that we made progress but wasn't sure how much.  With the smartphone, it has become significantly easier to get that important first photo.  It is nice to be able to look back at my gallery and realize I have a good shot of an area, now I just need the "after" shot.

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:57

Catching up on saying goodbye

By Kristine Moncada

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 16:28

Introducing Gary Deters, Research Field Facility Manager

By Gary Deters

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Hello everyone, my name is Gary Deters and I am the new Turf Research Field Facility Manager with the Turfgrass Science team.  I am looking forward to working with the turfgrass researchers, and helping to continue the great work coming from the University of Minnesota.

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:00


Faculty and Extension

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:18