Turfgrass Science News

Yes, I said summer!  With temperatures in the mid-80’s and dew points approaching 70 degrees, I think it’s safe to say that summer has finally arrived.  With the arrival of summer, we also notice that many weeds are starting to show themselves in Minnesota lawns.  The late winter (or cold spring…..whatever you want to call it) left many of us scratching our heads wondering if our turf would have a chance to wake up and grow before the weeds took over.  There was a very short window to give our turf that “edge” this spring.  The edge involves providing a proper growing environment for our sp

By Dr. Lindsey Hoffman (hoffmanl@umn.edu)

ice prye
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.
The “hands off” and touted “environmentally friendly” approach to athletic field maintenance. Not good for the environment or recreation. Photo: Sam Bauer



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