Jon Trappe

December 7, 2018

The Turfgrass Science team at the University of Minnesota was well-represented at this year’s ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting held on November 4-7, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Read on for a summary of the wide variety of topics covered by our researchers and be sure to check out the links with the full poster content.

November 29, 2018

by Dom Christensen

The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science group is currently conducting research on roadside turfgrasses. We recently initiated a regional mixture trial that is taking place in seven locations across Minnesota. Our primary objective is to inform the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) about the appropriate species and constituent mixture percentages that are suitable in different regions of Minnesota.

November 12, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a seminar recording, a podcast and an upcoming golf industry seminar from the MGCSA!

October 15, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a podcast, a Yard and Garden post and a newly-revised Extension article!

October 1, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a podcast and two articles!

September 6, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a podcast, a blog post, and a lawn care calendar!

June 20, 2018

The TURF & GROUNDS FIELD DAY is back on the St. Paul campus this year as the University of Minnesota once again partners with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation to produce this popular event at TROE Center and UFore Nursery.

May 7, 2018

Extension educator Sam Bauer and Dr. Jon Trappe recently were guests on WCCO's Ask the Expert with Eric Nelson.  They discussed all kinds of topics relating to spring lawn care.

April 24, 2018

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a newscast segment, a video, several podcasts and an article!

December 11, 2017

By Jon Trappe

Many plant enthusiasts have observed difficulty planting some plant species around black walnut trees.  Black walnut trees naturally excrete chemicals into their environment to make themselves more competitive.  This negative plant-on-plant interaction is known as allelopathy, and is more common in multiple plant species than was once previously thought. 

There have been a few reports (Bertin et al., 2009; Bertin et al., 2003) of natural weed suppression in certain fine fescues (Festuca spp.).

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