About Face - PMRA Changes Their Mind About Imidacloprid

In November, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency announced their proposed re-evaluation decision (PVRD) for Imidacloprid, the active ingredient in Merit®, an insecticide registered for control of European chafer, Japaneese beetle, Black Turfgrass Ataenuis and European crane fly larvae on turf. READ MORE


NTA Double Shot - Historic Publications Now Online & $46,000 Donated

Some fantastic historical turfgrass research articles from the archives of the Northwest Turfgrass Association now are available online, thanks to the Turfgrass Information Center at Michigan State University.  READ MORE

2019 Conference Advert

With BC’s largest casino as the backdrop, the 56th Annual Western Canada Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show returns to the River Rock Casino Resort and Richmond February 20-22, 2019, set to deliver a world class golf and sportsturf management education program along with 50+ exhibitors and several fun-filled networking activities.  READ MORE

Vancouver Ordered to Spray for Japanese Beetle

Invasive Japanese Beetle Lands in Vancouver; City Parks to be Sprayed.  Province orders city to spray 19.3 hectares of public land with larvacide in attempt to eradicate beetle before it spreads.  READ MORE Jessica Kerr / Vancouver CourierMAY 24, 2018 03:19 PM

In Memoriam Dr. James B Beard

courtesy Turfgrass Producers Institute Joe Vargas learned early in his Michigan State career not to question Jim Beard, much less make a bet with him. READ MORE

AGA-BC: Update From The President 2018

It has been two, very quick years since you last received an update on the activities of the AGA-BC. In that period of time we have experienced a change of Government, increased pressure throughout the Province regarding water usage, increased pressure on small business through increased taxation and minimum wage increases, not to mention the continuing environmental pressures we are faced with in our daily activities. These are to name a few, of the increasing difficulties facing the golf industry. READ MORE

WCTA Executive Director Report - Summer 2018

At the time of writing (early June), it seems a little early for a comprehensive summer report so perhaps consider this a late spring segue into the next few months and beyond.  READ MORE

Golf is in the House!

Liberal MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke, Doug Clovechok, flattered the golf industry (and challenged the NDP to a match) with the following statement in the BC parliament on May 29th, the newly created, National Golf Day.  READ MORE

UBC Athletics Sportsturf Field Day, Wednesday, June 13

The Western Canada Turfgrass Association, in partnership with UBC Athletics and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, invites sportsturf managers to an informative session with Dr. Eric Lyons, Guelph Turfgrass Institute, ‘Overcoming High Sportsturf Demands and Wear & Tear’.  The afternoon will also include a tour of the impressive Whitecaps practice facility at UBC. READ MORE