Michael Barnes

Join the Turfgrass Science team at Northern Green 2023

Members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals. Consider attending this worthwhile event!

Northern Green
January 10-12, 2023
Minneapolis Convention Center

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Thu, 12/01/2022 - 10:51


Turfgrass Science team at the 2022 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 6-9, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. 

Below is a listing of the abstracts from the meeting:

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 22:38


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media – 8/26/22

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work. Two articles feature the UMN Turfgrass Science team in the latest edition of the MGCSA's Hole Notes publication.

See the August 2022 edition of Hole Notes for:

  • Pictures from the UMN Golf Field Day on page 32
  • Cultivating new opportunities for turfgrass science education in Minnesota
    by Michael Barnes on page 42

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 13:13


New research publication from our team - 6/10/22

Learn more about our research! A new article by Michael Barnes has been published in the journal Ecopsychology. This review discusses how urban lawns can be thought of as social-ecological systems that have opportunities for nature-based learning.

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 09:32


We asked real people about fake grass

By Michael Barnes

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 13:17


New research publication from our team - 1/5/22

Learn more about our research! A new article from our group has been published in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. This research found that park users have a preference for natural turfgrass lawns and are more hesitant to use artificial turfgrass lawns, which has implications for decision-makers choosing between these two options. 

Barnes, M.R. and E. Watkins. 2022. Differences in likelihood of use between artificial and natural turfgrass lawns. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Vol 37, March 2022, 100480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jort.2021.100480

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 09:02


New research publication from our team - 1/3/22

Learn more about our research! A new research article from our group has been published in Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. This study used a survey to investigate what residents in the Twin Cities think of different lawn watering restriction scenarios. The results can help guide the development of strategies for conserving water used for home lawn irrigation.
 
Barnes, M.R., C. Yue, and E. Watkins. 2021. Homeowner perceptions of watering restriction scenarios in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area.

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 09:56


Join the Turfgrass Science Team at Northern Green 2022

Members of our team will be giving talks at Northern Green, a trade show and conference dedicated to green industry professionals.  Register now for this worthwhile event!

Northern Green
January 11-13, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
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This year’s presentations from our team include:

 

University of Minnesota Turfgrass Research Update

Eric Watkins
Wednesday, January 12, 7:30 AM - 8:20 AM

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 09:23