Guideline for sustainable turfgrass using low-input cultivars and low-risk management practices

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Principle Researcher

Dr. Micheal Brownbridge

Project Scope:

This project proposes to integrate the use of improved turfgrass cultivars with low-risk pesticides and other biological inputs to promote establishment and resilience. Outputs will enable informed choices around selection of new grass species for seeding/turf installation and their use with biological inputs for improved performance. Inclusion of an economic analysis on the prototype system developed will provide foundational data on the value of the approach for homeowners and lawn care professionals.

Link to 2016 OTRF Interim Report – Brownbridge – Guidelines low-input cultivars and low-risk management practices

OTRF Funding Partner
Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation -Landscape Ontario

This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial- territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of Growing Forward 2 in Ontario

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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.

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