Research in Turfgrass at Oregon State University

Spreading perennial ryegrass variety trial at the Lewis-Brown farm, Corvallis, OR

Turfgrass research at Oregon State University centers around two main thematic areas:  environmental research and annual bluegrass putting green maintenance.  Below are a list of research trials that are currently ongoing or have been conducted over the past few years specific to each focal area. 

Environmental Research    

  • Water use of 10 cool-season turfgrass species during initial year of establishment
  • Use of soil amendments to reduce turf water use
  • Evalution of seashore paspalum for use in the Pacific Northwest
  • Spreading perennial ryegrasses
  • Roundup tolerant perennial ryegrass
  • Perennial ryegrass National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trial

Annual Bluegrass Putting Green Maintenance

  • Mowing and rolling trials
  • Long-term Poa fertility trial
  • Alternative strategies to manage Microdochium patch
  • Anthracnose, gray snow mold, and Microdochium patch fungicide evaluation trials

To learn more about the research trials listed above, please return to the BeaverTurf homepage and click on the appropriate segment of the turfgrass industry that you are interested in.

Field Day Proceedings

2013 Field Day Proceedings (2.5 Mb .PDF)

2014 Field Day Proceedings (1.3 Mb .PDF)