Western Canada Turfgrass Association

The WCTA is a 700+ member interprovincial not-for-profit industry organization interested in further education, research and the exchange of information related to professional sports turf management.  Members represent a diversity of interests such as golf courses, sports fields, sod farms, nurseries, landscapers, lawn bowling greens, equipment technicians, horticulturalists and industry suppliers. 

Small Field Day Yields Big Results!

It had been some time since a sportsturf field day was hosted by UBC but that all changed on Wednesday, June 13th.
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Online IPM Resource for Turf Managers Nearly Complete

A major rewrite to the IPM Manual for Turfgrass Managers, originally a resource produced in partnership between the WCTA and the BC…
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Japanese Beetle Alert for Landscape/Horticulture/Turf Industry

To Everyone in the Vancouver area Landscape Horticulture, Arboriculture, Urban Agriculture and Function Horticulture Sectors Including…
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Another One Bites the Dust - Carbaryl De-registered for Turf Uses

The active ingredient, Carbaryl, used in an insecticide commonly sold as ‘Sevin’ has been de-registered by Health Canada.
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Vancouver Ordered to Spray for Japanese Beetle

Invasive Japanese Beetle Lands in Vancouver; City Parks to be Sprayed.  Province orders city to spray 19.3 hectares of public land…
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In Memoriam Dr. James B Beard

courtesy Turfgrass Producers Institute Joe Vargas learned early in his Michigan State career not to question Jim Beard, much less make a…
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