Ministry of Environment Report Indicates Majority of BC Golf Courses Non-Compliant With New IPM Rules

Via BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy amended the Integrated Pest Management Regulation in December 2015, with the amendments not coming into force until July 1, 2016 in order to give those affected time to come into compliance.  READ MORE

Health Canada Proposes Ban on Common Insecticide

Chlorpyrifos is a broad spectrum organophosphate insecticide used to control insects in various settings.  It is one of the most widely sold pesticides in Canada and is one of the few insecticides registered to manage certain important pests, including invasive alien species, and mosquitoes.  READ MORE

Japanese Beetle Update – June 2019

By Jim Ross Japanese beetle is an invasive plant pest that was detected in the lower mainland of British Columbia in 2017.  This voracious eater can significantly damage plants in the landscape including small fruit, vegetables, orchards, nursery plants and agricultural crops.  Although, it lays its eggs in turf, it is not thought to be a significant feeder on above ground turfgrass plant parts.  READ MORE

Why Is 4N Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass So Special?

By Nik Wall, Premier Pacific Seeds Modern day turf grasses have drastically improved over the last 40+ years. Some turf managers may remember when varieties such as Linn perennial ryegrass was the newest and latest new variety.  READ MORE

2019 WCTA Member Directory Coming Soon!

Just a heads up to all WCTA members, our annual member directory along with supplier directory is now at the printer and should be in the mail next week.   Keep an eye out!  READ MORE

Look Who's Joined the WCTA

As a unified voice for the professional golf and sportsturf management industry in western Canada, the WCTA is currently 680 members strong!   Since the start of our fiscal year (Oct 1), we've welcomed 90 new and returned members, wow!  Welcome and thank you for your support and confidence in our association.  We also appreciate the 1500+ non-WCTA members on our mailing list for your interest in WCTA activities.  READ MORE 

BCGSA Re-Brands Exchange Tournament

Via BCGSA 2019 will be the first year of the newly branded “BCGSA Exchange”.  The Exchange has been condensed to be a two-day event, still containing all the components that make the Exchange a great educational and networking opportunity for all members.  READ MORE

2019 Turfgrass Research Contributors

The turgrass research funding year begins with our annual conference and trade show.  At that time, about a third of our annual average is raised through the Silent Auction, 50/50 draw and by the efforts of the Kwantlen Turf Club.  Also, any contributions from allied organizations are typically presented at the show.  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