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UM / MTGF Turf and Grounds Field Day
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The face-to-face field day is back! See research projects conducted by University faculty and staff first hand. Focus areas will include both turgrass research and landscape research.

When: 8/7/2014
From 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: TROE Center
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Campus

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Two Focus Areas:
  • Turfgrass Research

  • Landscape Research

Highlights include:
  • National Turfgrass Evaluation Trials and breeding of several turfgrass species 

  • Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease updates

  • Improving the winterhardiness of perennial ryegrass

  • Evaluation of turf management products for disease suppression, increased turf quality and stress tolerance

  • Wetting agent influence on surface firmness and winter injury of golf course putting greens 

  • Current insect and disease issues associated with horticultural plants 

  • Using growing degree days to schedule trinexapac-ethyl applications on creeping bentgrass putting greens 

  • Fine fescue species characteristics regarding divot recovery and response to traffic 

  • Fertilizer and turfgrass species effects on microbial populations in the soil 

  • Bee Lawns: new species options for lawns to improve pollinator habitat

  • Pesticide runoff from golf course fairways 

  • Turfgrass species drought evaluations



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