Sportsfield TARS Announcement

12.04.23-Riding-mowerjpgThe WCTA has hinted its intention of running sportsfield specific educational events this summer and we are pleased to make the following announcement:

The first ‘Travelling Annual Road Show’ (TARS) – Sportsfield Edition will be held 1:00pm, Wednesday, August 29th at Scotia Bank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, hosted by Field Manager, Tom Archibald of the Vancouver Canadians.

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Vancouver Island Golf Club Receives Prestigious Environmental Honour

12.08.09-Audubon.logoHost course for Canadian Tour season-opener becomes first semi-private club on Island to achieve prestigious certification

Golf Canada via press release

Victoria, BC —Published on Wednesday, Jun. 06, 2012 02:57PM EDTLast updated on Wednesday, Jun. 06, 2012 02:59PM EDT

The Canadian Tour opening tournament just got a little ‘greener’. Host course for the 29th annual Times Colonist Island Savings Open, Uplands Golf Club in Victoria, B.C., has recently achieved designation as a ‘Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary’.

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TARS Update at July 15, 2012

12.04.23-Riding-mowerjpgThe Travelling Annual Road Show or TARS as it's known to WCTA members, is a series of educational events that take place throughout the regions of BC each summer.  Often these talks are CEC point accredited but frequently topics range far beyond pesticide use.  Talsk have ranged from sprayer nozzle selection and calibration to using trained dogs to chase geese to errant golf ball liability to sustainable management practices and everything in between.

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WCTA 2012 Turfgrass Research Update

12.01.11-WCTA-in-PullmanWA200“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller

from Jerry Rousseau

Over the last few years, we’ve opted out of printing a separate turfgrass research report realizing a savings of close to $15,000 in that time.  It’s a smart move by the Board as we’ve seen a decline in dollars earmarked for research and it’s provided some time to figure out a new approach toward sourcing additional funding.

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