Inaugural PTRC TURF Day
The inaugural Turf Under Research Field Day, ‘TURF Day’, took place at Olds College’s Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre on August 27th. Lead researcher Katie Dodson, along with Laura Chaves, Jim Ross, Cory Mossing and the rest of the research team, hosted about 75 participants from a wide cross-section of the industry for a full day of research plot tours, displays, educational seminars and a free lunch!
The research plots were constructed and established in 2012 and with the influx of funding by NSERC, they are now up and running with a wide variety of research trials underway. The field day showcased some of these and included two continuing education seminars, all at no cost to the participants.
About the PTRC
The Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre is a long standing joint partnership between Olds College/Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) and the industry led Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF). The PTRC conducts research and disseminates information regarding the management of turfgrass on the Canadian prairies.