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Tag: University of Minnesota

Kriged maps of volumetric water content (VWC) and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) on SMS treated fairway No. 5 throughout a dry down event from May 27 to June 2, 2020, at Edina Country Club in Minnesota. (Photo by Chase Straw, Ph.D., Texas A&M University).

Super Science Intro: Studying the benefits of precision irrigation

June 30, 2021 By
Researchers at Texas A&M University, University of Minnesota and The Toro Co. are evaluating the adoption of currently available soil moisture sensor (SMS) and mapping technologies to see if golf course superintendents can make significant water and cost savings. ...

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USGA announces research partnership with University of Minnesota

November 2, 2015 By
The USGA and the University of Minnesota have announced a five-year research partnership to develop solutions to golf’s challenges. ...

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Peaks and Prairies fall educational meeting

October 30, 2014 By
Peaks and Prairies GCSA members had the good fortune to listen to Brian Horgan, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, speak at their fall meeting. Horgan started the day with a presentation about heat stress on cool-season turfgrasses and ways to proactively ...

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Photos: Golfdom Staff

Golfdom Gallery: September 2014

September 24, 2014 By
Another day in the office Golfdom publisher Pat Roberts (right) was nowhere to be found last Friday. Where was he? Visiting Brent Palich, director of golf course operations at Mayfield Sand Ridge in Chardon, Ohio. Naturally. Volunteers welcome Conway, S.C.-based ...

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Improvement of prairie junegrass as a low-input turfgrass

September 24, 2014 By
As economic and environmental pressures mount on superintendents to reduce inputs on their courses, turfgrass breeders have been working on developing grasses that require fewer inputs but still perform at acceptable levels. For the past nine years, the turfgrass breeding ...

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Scientists at the University of Minnesota study the potential of prairie junegrass

August 13, 2014 By
Eric Watkins, Ph.D., turfgrass scientist at the University of Minnesota, shows a group of scientists his prairie junegrass evaluation plots on the campus at the University of Minnesota. Prairie junegrass is a perennial, cool-season grass native to much of the ...

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