CEC Points Awarded for BC Sports Field Training Day

BC M.O.E. has awarded 0.75 IPM points for the presentation titled, ‘Biotechnology Solutions to Reduce Reliance on Traditional Fertilizers and Pesticides’ by Dale Overton of Overton Environmental Enterprises, taking place at the BC Sports Field Training Day on Wednesday, October 2nd at South Surry Athletic Park.  READ MORE

Aussie GCSA Undertakes a Re-brand

In a recent communication to members and Trade Partners, the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association announced it would be undertaking a rebrand, to better align itself to be representative of it's broad membership base, and of its position as the industry peak-body for Turf Management in Australia. READ MORE

Proposed ROPS Amendments a Tangled Issue

September 23, 2019prepared by Jerry Rousseau  In many ways, proposed amendments to the OH&S regulation requiring ROPS on golf carts is one of the most tangled issues I’ve worked on.  Prior to the end of the industry consultation period last October, there was very little warning of WorksafeBC’s proposed changes, not to mention the regulation is extremely complicated.  READ MORE

BC is Not Alone in the Japanese Beetle Fight!

via BCLNA Throughout the process of finding Japanese Beetle in downtown Vancouver, we have been watching other regions who are also fighting outbreaks of Japanese Beetle.  READ MORE

WCTA Conference Sneak Peak – River Rock Casino Resort Feb 11-13, 2020

Release…September 26th, 2019 Organization of the 57th Annual WCTA Conference and Trade Show, taking place Feb 11-13, 2020 at the River Rock Casino Resort for the third straight year, is well underway.  READ MORE

Turf Line Magazine - Sep/Oct 2019 'Research Edition'

The latest issue of the Turf Line News is #262, Sep/Oct 2019 'Research Edition' exclusively in digital format.  This issue includes a 3 part feature on the ROPS situation in BC and of course, a serious focus on turf research projects and updates including our cover story, GTI's 'The Environmental Turfgrass Outreach Project'.  READ MORE

WCTA 2019 Turfgrass Summary Report

One of the primary mandates of the Western Canada Turfgrass Association, along with many of our allied groups, is to foster turfgrass research for the betterment of the entire sports turf and golf course management industry.  READ MORE

Coming Events Summary

With so much happening in the worlds of golf and sport turf management, it's tough to keep track but we'll do our best to provide a current list of events, meetings and field days.   More information will be added as it's received including times, dates, locations and CEC point availability.   READ MORE

Registration Open For NTA at Bandon

Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association to be held at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, with a special early bird rate available between now and July 31. READ MORE