By Dr. Lindsey Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perennial ryegrass plot injury from ice damage at the U of M Turfgrass Research, Outreach, and Education Center following the winter of 2013. Photo: Sam Bauer
Perfect and Low-Maintenance?
The “hands off” and touted “environmentally friendly” approach to athletic field maintenance. Not good for the environment or recreation. Photo: Sam Bauer
What are the best fungicides to use for snow mold prevention? Follow this link to view the latest results from the 2012-13 Snow Mold Trials conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota. Trials were conducted at various golf courses throughout MN, WI, and MI.
It’s 8 a.m. inside the WCCO-AM studios and callers are already in the queue, seeking expert help from University of Minnesota Extension and Master Gardeners as “Smart Gardens” begins.
And expertise is available in droves during “Smart Gardens,” WCCO’s new hour-long hit show covering gardens, lawns and more. A sampling from a recent show:
Last year’s heat and drought and this year’s late spring have added extra stress to lawns.
With buds finally starting to bloom on trees in the southern part of Minnesota and ice still stubbornly floating around on lakes in the north, it’s a good time to take stock of a strange year of weather and its effect on our lawns and vegetation.