Consider a flowering bee lawn to help pollinators
Published on May 19, 2022
Another tool to make your yard more attractive to bees and other pollinators.
Lawn turf update – May 11, 2022
Published on May 11, 2022
Lawns have been slow growing this spring with the unusually cold and wet conditions, but the recent warmup has lawns and weeds springing to life.
Smitley Recognized for Support of Michigan Golf Industry
Published on May 9, 2022
Dave Smitley is recognized for his support of the Golf Industry in Michigan.
Spring blooming lawn and garden weeds: A focus on winter annual identification and management
Published on April 13, 2022
Understand your spring blooming lawn and garden weeds for better control.
Plant identification? There’s an app for that—actually several!
Published on April 1, 2022
2022 update! Plant identification apps for smart phones have seen significant improvements over the past several years, offering the opportunity to take a photo and get an instant identification in many cases.
MSU researchers part of team investigating winter stresses of turfgrass in northern climates
Published on January 24, 2022
Led by the University of Minnesota, the group received an $8M USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant
Weed Genomes Cropping up at PSM
Published on January 17, 2022
PSM's Dr. Eric Patterson along with colleagues at MSU, Colorado State University, and industry partners have launched the International Weed Genomics Consortium, a program to sequence, annotate and publish genomes for up to 30 common weed species.
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation makes $1 million lead gift to Michigan State University to endow a chair in Turfgrass Pathology
Published on January 5, 2022
A $1 million gift from the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation to the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) launches a $5 million campaign to endow the Joe Vargas Chair in Turfgrass Pathology.
Fall armyworm damage on putting greens
Published on October 21, 2021
Fall armyworms were recently observed causing damage on a research putting green at the MSU Hancock Turfgrass Research Center.
Fall armyworm egg masses hatching now could bring new turf damage soon
Published on September 24, 2021
A fall armyworm outbreak is now causing damage to lawns, golf courses and other turfgrass in some places in Michigan.