Turf students at GCSAA conference in Phoenix, AZ. From left to right, Sam Norrenberns, Easton Petsche, Ridge Gerstberger, TJ Thalman, Alex Uram, Scout Allen, John Tines, Matt Boyd, Walker Petersen, and Carson Vachal.

Results of Nebraska Turf Teams at 2024 GCSAA Turf Bowl

02/21/2024

Congrats to the 2024 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) turf teams finishing 6th, 29th, and 30th out of 63 teams at the 2024 Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The students in the 6th place team were Alex Uram, Scout Allen, John Tines, and Matt Boyd. The other students involved in the turf bowl include Sam Norrenberns, Easton Petsche, Ridge Gerstberger, TJ Thalman, Walker Petersen, and Carson Vachal.

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Dr. Chase Straw, Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Management and Physiology at Texas A&M, speaking at the Nebraska Turfgrass Conference on January 10.

2024 Nebraska Turfgrass Conference Review

01/31/2024

The 2024 Nebraska Turfgrass Conference was held on January 9-11 at the Embassy Suites LaVista Hotel and Conference Center in LaVista, NE. Even with the increased accumulation of severe winter weather, we would like to thank the 328 attendees who attended the 2024 Nebraska Turfgrass Conference in LaVista, NE.

 

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Video crew taking film for turfgrass news story from KETV in Omaha.

Outreach Media of UNL Turfgrass Faculty October-November

11/06/2023

For the months of October and November, a few of our University of Nebraska-Lincoln Turfgrass Science programs faculty have appeared in podcasts and/or on the local news on information on their respective programs.

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Picture of calendar portion of turf.unl.edu website.

Updated Upcoming Events Info on the UNL Turfgrass Website

10/17/2023

We are gearing toward the end of 2023 and gradually heading into the conference season.

There are a few upcoming turfgrass conferences in which the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Turfgrass Science team will be participating as respective speakers:

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Dandelion and white clover in grass, located in front of Plant Science Hall building on east campus.

Perennial Broadleaf Weed Management in the Fall

09/22/2023

In turfgrass areas, perennial broadleaf weeds are difficult to control. Perennial broadleaf weeds include dandelions, ground ivy, white clover, to broadleaf plantain. This article explains the use of postemergence herbicide than preemergence herbicide for perennial broadleaf weed suppression and why fall is the best time for chemical control.

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Picture of front cover of 2023 edition of Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals.

2023 Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals is Available Now

08/23/2023

The 2023 edition of the Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals is available now. This publication presents updated weed identification and weed management control for turfgrass professionals in golf course, sports fields, sod farms, lawns, and other turfgrass related areas. This guide is in collaboration with other turfgrass weed experts in the states of North Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. 

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Grass area on a blue clear sky day.

Overseeding in the Fall

08/15/2023

We are officially into turfgrass overseeding season. The suggested timing for turfgrass overseeding for cool-season grasses is from August 15 to September 15 in eastern Nebraska and August 15 to September 5 for western Nebraska. But why this specific time for overseeding during these dates?  

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Kait Chapman speaking to attendees at 2023 Turfgrass Field Day.

Highlights of 2023 Nebraska Turfgrass Field Day

08/07/2023

On Friday, July 28, more than 113 attendees and 14 exhibitors were present at the 2023 Nebraska Turfgrass Field Day at East Campus Research Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. This was the first field day held in person since 2019. Various topics were covered from ongoing research to concerns in turfgrass systems in Nebraska across the 7 speakers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Turfgrass program, UNL Extension, and Husker Athletics.

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Turfgrass picture on lawn.

Cool Season Lawn Calendar for Western Nebraska

07/10/2023

Updated to our turf.unl.edu website is the Cool Season Lawn Calendar for Western Nebraska. The information on this calendar is specifically for cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue, and perennial ryegrass that are grown in lawns specifically in western Nebraska. The duration of the calendar is from April to November and includes guidance for fertilization in newer lawns (less than 20 years old) and older lawns, cultural practices, and pest control, similar to eastern calendar layout.

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U.S. drought monitor for June 27 for the state of Nebraska from droughtmonitor.unl.edu.

June and July 2023 Update from Nebraska Turfgrass Science

06/30/2023

The article discusses the progress on Growing Degree Days (GDD) for different parts of the state, an update on the drought conditions in the state of Nebraska, how to manage water with different turfgrass types, and updates from the turfgrass program at UNL for June and July 2023.

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