Raise Your Profile - Silent Auction Items Needed

Raise your profile by pledging an item or items to our Silent Auction.  Many conference delegates participate in the auction and most at minimum, peruse auction items making this an effective and inexpensive way to keep your company top of mind.  Here’s a few of last year’s items:


Ogio Golf Bag / Golf Pack
Donor: Vermeer BC
Value: $160 Starting Bid: $80

Hoodie - Large
Donor: Neudorff North America
Value: $104 Starting Bid: $52

1 Pallet (50 bags) Natures Gold 3/16 Turf & Soil Additive
Donor: Natures Gold Compost Fertilizer
Value: $600 Starting Bid: $300 

2 Ski Lift Passes (valid until April 17, 2017)
Donor: Sun Peaks Resort
Value: $140 Starting Bid: $70

4 Tickets to Any Regular Season 2017 Home Game
Donor: Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club
Value: $56 Starting Bid: $28

Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls
Donor: Neudorff North America
Value: $55 Starting Bid: $27

Fleece Vest (2XL) and a Hat
Donor: Premier Pacific Seeds Ltd.
Value: $30 Starting Bid: $15

Polo Shirt (L) and a Hat
Donor: Premier Pacific Seeds Ltd.
Value: $30 Starting Bid: $15

Maredo Service
Donor: JCL Ag Services & KESO Turf  Supplies
Value: $2,000 Starting Bid: $1,000 


Our 2018 goal is to raise $10,000 for research projects aimed at helping turf managers solve problems and ultimately better manage their turf. 


Q. Why do we want to fund turfgrass research?
A.  Turf has value.  Your involvement in the turf industry is why you’re reading this and if there’s one thing we’ve learned as an industry, it’s that problems don’t go away by themselves!

Increased regulatory restrictions are heightening the need to support turf research.  Some of our current research priorities include:

Development and evaluation of effective alternatives to conventional pesticides
Marketing and communicating the benefits of turfgrass and addressing the public issues about the turfgrass industry
A systems approach to sustainable turfgrass management
Economic impact of turfgrass management decisions 
Nutrient management and nutrient sources
Water conservation and water quality
Emerging Pests - Better diagnostics for new pests (e.g., summer patch and Waitea patch), new diseases in Canada, invasive insects that have migrated or started to establish in Canada with no alternatives or solutions available 
Improved turfgrass species and varieties that exhibit desirable traits.
Effects of climate change on turfgrass and pests
The development of educational materials about the environmental impact of golf courses aimed at golfers

Thank your for your support.  Donors and bid winners will be posted after the conference at www.wcta-online.com.