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    December 2012

    Industry Associations donate over $100,000 to OTRF in 2012 The OTRF is proud to partner with turfgrass industry associations that have made the commitment to contribute annually to our foundation to support turfgrass research. Within the golf sector, OTRF wishes to thank the Golf Association of Ontario, National Golf Course...
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    September 2012

    Hats off to Magna Golf Club – $40,000 raised The annual OTRF golf tournament was held on Tuesday, August 14th at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario. Once again the tournament was a huge success as over $40,000 was raised for turfgrass research.   The generosity and support of our host...
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    Economic Profile of the Ontario Turfgrass Industry

    Principal Researcher Dr. Glen Fox, University of Guelph The Ontario turfgrass industry consists of diverse segments, such as golf courses, municipal parks, sod farms, lawn care companies and sports fields. This OTRF commissioned economic study of the Ontario turfgrass industry is of interest to all turfgrass industry segments and government agencies. Results...
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    Use of reclaimed wastewater on growth and quality of turfgrass putting and sod systems and on soil chemical and microbial properties

    Principal Researcher: Dr.Katerina Jordan, Dr. Eric Lyons, University of Guelph. Project Scope: In this study, the potential use of alternative sources of water for irrigation of new and established turfgrass systems will be examined. Turfgrass growth and quality as well as the chemical properties of the soil and population dynamics...
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    Irrigation protocols and overseeding rates and methods for pesticide- free soccer fields

    Project leaders: Peter Purvis, University of Guelph Pam Charbonneau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Project Scope: Turfgrass cultural practices, such as irrigation and overseeding have shown to improve sports playing fields. In this study, enhanced water conservation was investigated using a modified water budget based on evapotranspiration....

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The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundationis a volunteer board of professionals of the turfgrass industry dedicated to the future of turf research. Their objectives are to support the scientific research of turf culture for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.