Low input

September 18, 2017

By Dominic Petrella

Before I came to the University of Minnesota I had never actually seen a fine fescue golf green in person.  I’ve always had the impression that fine fescue species could only produce a suitable greens surface in climates similar to Ireland, the U.K., or the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.  Recent research, however, is helping me to realize that fine fescues could be suitable for golf greens in Minnesota (or similar Midwest locations) that want a lower input option.

August 3, 2015

Previously I wrote about the different renovation options for fall seeding of lawns and about the various attributes of cool-season lawn grasses.  This week I wanted to discuss the mixtures and blends of grass seed that are on the consumer marketplace.  If you’ve ever walked into your local big box store or garden center looking for grass seed, the different products available can be fairly int

January 26, 2015

The 2014 Cultivar Evaluation Results are now available and published online.  To view these results, click the “Cultivar Evaluation Results” tab under the Research section on the left of this webpage.

January 19, 2015

By Matt Cavanaugh, Research Scientist

December 12, 2014

MTGF Super Tuesday Set for January 13, 2015
Cost is $65. Education points are available. 

October 23, 2014

By Ian Lane, Graduate Research Assistant

September 11, 2014

By Maggie Reiter, Graduate Research Assistant

Rainout shelter on the St. Paul campus
Rainout shelter on the St. Paul campus. Photo: Maggie Reiter

July 15, 2014

By Madeline Leslie, Graduate Research Assistant

Living Lab sign
Photo: Julie Weisenhorn

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