turf research

Working across boundaries: The importance of transdisciplinary turf research

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:56
People walking across turf research plots at field day

By Michael Barnes, University of Minnesota

A recent article by Maria Ignatieva and colleagues has prompted me to reflect on the importance of going beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries in turf research and both my past work as part of the Low Input Turf project as well as my current work. Ignatieva and her colleagues led a 3-year research project investigating lawns in Sweden aptly named the LAWN project. It brought together researchers from multiple disciplines, decision makers such as city council members, and users such as golfers and local residents.