Northwest Turfgrass Association Joins Forces with CTRF to Enhance Research

May 10, 2018
For immediate release:

The Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation (CTRF) is pleased to announce its newest and first international member, the Northwest Turfgrass Association (NTA) headquartered in Washington State and serving the golf and professional sportsturf management industry in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.

Via email on October 11, 2017, NTA Executive Director Paul Ramsdell made intentions clear by stating, “In a Board meeting this morning, the NTA would like to move forward and formally apply to be a part of your research group.”

Citing similar objectives of funding turf research, the NTA was officially accepted to the CTRF earlier this year and moving forward, will be included with the annual research project call for proposals that sees twelve to eighteen submissions annually from a variety of institutions. Nine currently active projects total approximately $200,000 in CTRF group funding.

CTRF Chair Paul Schofield stated, “On behalf of the CTRF and its Directors, I would like to welcome the Northwest Turfgrass Association in partnering with us and I look forward to your participation.”

About the CTRF
The Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation is a federation of organizations from across Canada that is committed to funding research that assists turf production, golf and sports field turf management.

Paul Schofield, Chair -
Jerry Rousseau, Executive Secretary –

About the Northwest Turfgrass Association
The Northwest Turfgrass Association (NTA) Board of Directors is committed to serving its members, funding meaningful research/learning projects that are designed to benefit turf managers in the Pacific Northwest, and supporting turfgrass research programs throughout the Northwest and beyond.

Contact Paul Ramsdell, Executive Director -