Each year, the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota evaluates thousands of plots for turf performance. Typically, these evaluations are done visually, with a turfgrass researcher giving a score to each plot. The primary rating is “turfgrass quality”, which is rated on a scale of 1-9, with a 9 representing the best turfgrass quality and a 1 representing the poorest turfgrass quality. Turfgrass quality is a combination of traits that make a turf aesthetically pleasing, including color, density, freedom from disease and weeds, and uniformity. The results are separated by trial and planting year, and a table with all applications of fertilizers and pesticides, along with other management information is also included.
Watkins, Eric; Hollman, Andrew.
2007 University of Minnesota Turfgrass Cultivar Evaluation Results.
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