Turfgrass Science News

Complete details of the 2013-2014 Snow Mold Fungicide Trials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan can be found by clicking the image below for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Turfgrass Diagnostics Lab.  This research is led by Dr. Paul Koch (UW-Madison) and is a collaborative effort between superintendents and researchers across the 3-state region.

By Garett Heineck

A lush green lawn has been a trademark of American society since the mid 20th century, offering increased aesthetics and comfort to homes.  However, now more than ever homeowners and professional turf managers are looking for ways to increase quality of turfgrass with fewer inputs.  Increasing productivity can come from improved genetics, more effective and efficient cultural practices and endophytes. 


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The University of Minnesota's Turfgrass Science Program conducts field-based research and offers education and consultation to both commercial turfgrass managers and homeowners caring for their yards.

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For questions related to turfgrass extension, contact:

Sam Bauer, Extension Educator
sjbauer@umn.edu or 612-626-3085
Sam Bauer

Dr. Brian Horgan, Professor
bphorgan@umn.edu or 612-624-0782
Dr. Brian Horgan

For degree questions, contact:

Dr. Eric Watkins, Professor
ewatkins@umn.edu or 612-624-7496
Dr. Eric Watkins