University of Minnesota Extension is seeking feedback from members of the public to help direct future lawn care and turfgrass education programs. Take a brief (10-15 minute) survey and be entered into a drawing for three chances to win an iPad Mini. Drawings will be held on January 31st, February 28th, and March 31st 2013. Early survey respondents will have the most chances at winning one of the three iPad Minis. Find the survey here.
I received an email from a local golf course today regarding surface conditions of their greens under the most recent snowfall (16 inches, 12/9/12) and rainfall (0.42 inches, 12/15/12). With the warmer temperatures and rainfall, the current snow depth has dropped down to 4-5 inches. The concern right now would be the possible buildup of ice on the greens surface at such an early date. Luckily with the warmer temperatures that we’ve been having (+10 F above average) and the snow insulation, the layer of moisture below the snow is well aerated and not frozen solid on these greens. Surface
by Eric Watkins
Two University of Minnesota students were recently awarded Trans-Mississippi Golf Association scholarships. Maggie Reiter, a Horticulture senior, and Daniel Rude, a senior double-majoring in Horticulture and Landscape Design were both awarded scholarships. Click here for more information about this years winners.
For those of you interested in attending the School of Turfgrass Management from January 30th to February 1st, 2013, please complete the registration form below. All questions regarding format, registration, and payment can be directed to: email@example.com. Be sure to sign up fast, as there are a limited number of seats available.