Sports Turf

The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation is proud to support sports turf research to improve sustainable management of turfgrass in sports field applications through proceeds from fundraising initiatives, charitable donations, and annual industry contributions.

Click below to read our sports turf research projects:

Athletic Field Usage Guide – What is the maximum number of permitted hours feasible for sports fields before reaching unacceptable playing conditions? This easy to follow 2-page fact sheet outlines the recommended number of hours of usage per year for four sports field categories for optimum performance and safety. Turf Manager Guide

Pam Charbonneau | DCS Turf Services

Contribution of field playing surface type and quality to potential acute and chronic injury rates

Dr. William Gage & Dr. Eric Lyons | York University & University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Sports Turf Canada

Irrigation protocols & overseeding rates & methods for pesticide free soccer fields

Peter Purvis & Pam Charbonneau | University of Guelph

Use of poa supina on pesticide free athletic fields

Dr. Eric Lyons | University of Guelph

Co-sponsored by Agricultural Adaptation Council- CUPRI Program

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