Perennial ryegrass

November 9, 2017

By Garett C. Heineck

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) is a common turfgrass used for home lawns, sports fields, and golf courses. To meet consumer demand, large quantities of certified seed must be produced, packaged, and shipped to retailers. The largest production state for grass seed is Oregon; however few people know that Minnesota is also a major producer of turfgrass seed. Perennial ryegrass seed production is an important component of the agricultural economy in northern Minnesota, encompassing over 30,000 acres.

January 8, 2016

The 2015 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.  Clicking this link will initially bring you to the 2015 data page, but you can view archived data from 2007-2013 as well.

August 4, 2015

by Garett Heineck

May 19, 2014

By Dr. Lindsey Hoffman

November 11, 2013

Garett Heineck

Garett Heineck

Graduate Research Assistant

Turfgrass Breeding

October 25, 2013

Dr. Lindsey HoffmanDr. Lindsey Hoffman

Post-doctoral Research Associate