Turfgrass Science News

Are you ready for spring or still enjoying the winter?  Either way, it’s time to start thinking about home lawn care again.  Last fall we were stressing the importance of maintaining moisture levels in your lawn amidst one of the worst droughts in Minnesota’s history.  In case you’ve forgotten, the months of August through November alone saw an eight inch precipitation deficit in the Twin Cities area.  This translates to approximately 70% below average precipitation for the fall period.  Many other areas of the state, mainly northwestern and southern Minnesota, were in a much worse situatio

Congratulations to Karen Wennberg for winning January’s iPad Mini drawing!  The second drawing will be held on Thursday, February 28th.  Be sure to fill out the survey for two more chances to win an iPad Mini. Find the survey here.

For questions regarding this contest or the survey, please contact:
Sam Bauer, Extension Educator – Turfgrass Science
University of Minnesota Extension
Phone: 763-767-3518
Email: sjbauer@umn.edu

A special thank you to all the attendees of the 2013 School of Turfgrass Management at Gross National Golf Course in Minneapolis.  We had a very interactive group and it was great to get to know all of you during the three day session.

For those of you that missed it this year, next year’s School of Turfgrass Management will be held in Wisconsin, with a location to be determined.  If you would like to get on the email list, please feel free to contact us in the near future. 

The 2012 cultivar data is now posted on the cultivar evaluation page.  The cultivar evaluation data page also includes archived data back to 2007.  For additional cultivar data you can visit the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program website where you will find cultivar data from around the country.

Extension - Turfgrass ScienceWe have extended the registration deadline for those of you interested in attending the School of Turfgrass Management from January 30th to February 1st, 2013.  To sign up, complete and send in the registration form below.  Online email registrations and credit card payments will also be accepted,


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For questions related to turfgrass extension, contact:

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