OTRF Partners

Thank you to our Platinum Partners, Association Partners, and Friends of OTRF for their generous donations and support of critical research for the benefit of the turfgrass industry and the general public.

  • I would like to extend my gratitude to our Platinum Partners, and praise them for recognizing the long-term value of investing in turfgrass research. The commitment of all our partners has helped to ensure that the turfgrass research we fund is addressing the most pressing needs that are facing our industry’s key stakeholders.

    Alexander Dickie
    Alexander Dickie OTRF President

The OTRF is pleased to offer three levels of support for our partners: PlatinumAssociation, and Individual.



Aqua – Aid  Solutions assists water management with surfactant products to hydrate and penetrate water repellent soils, manage localized dry spots and move water through compacted soils. Custom innovations that solve turf challenges by improving soil and plant health.


Zander Sod Co. Limited provides quality turf, exceptional service, and great value. Offering exceptional turfgrass sod for golf courses, sports fields, landscapers, homeowners, and a variety of other projects.


Bayer Canada’s mission is to provide customers with first choice solutions to protect and care for the environment in which we all live, work, and play. Bayer supports golf courses, lawn care, vegetation management, pest management, and greenhouse and nurseries.


Greenhorizons Sod Farms is one of the largest nursery grown sod producers in Ontario, supplying top-quality sod and black garden soil directly to homeowners, golf courses, and sports playing fields.


Turf Care has been a leading provider of quality products and services to the golf course community and also provides superior products and services to municipalities, corporations, contractors, and dealers.



The Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association is the only Canadian chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Formed in 1924, its membership consists of golf course management personnel and those companies who supply the golf industry with goods and services. The OGSA is committed to serving its members, advancing their profession and enriching the quality of golf and its environment.


Golf Ontario provides leadership and support for all Ontarians to enjoy golf as a lifelong sport. At present, Golf Ontario represents over 420 Member Clubs and over 115,000 individuals making it one of the largest Amateur Golf Associations in the world.


Sports Turf Canada is dedicated to the promotion of better, safer sports turf. Through their education programs and professional partnerships they provide members with current, credible, and relevant information to help them to manage their field assets in the most safe and effective manner.


Nursery Sod Growers Association is a non-profit organization focused on building awareness of the benefits of sod, providing quality turfgrass sod information for professionals and consumers, and supporting the needs of our sector. They are proud to support local producers across Ontario and are dedicated to educating and encouraging the use of natural turfgrass sod in residential, commercial, and municipal settings.

Become a Partner

Join us by supporting and promoting research for the benefit of the turfgrass industry and the general public. Individual donations are eligible for a CRA charity receipt.

Management of turfgrass in all sectors has evolved and continues to be faced with environmental, social, and urbanization challenges. Research is urgently needed in the development of management techniques, pest control alternatives, and new plant varieties adaptable in Ontario green spaces.