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.
More than 1,000 articles pertaining to turfgrass issues in the Northwest and written by the leaders in the industry now can be easily accessed online.
The NTA’s publication from 1959 to 1997, Northwest Turfgrass Topics, is available by following this link: https://d.lib.msu.edu/nwtgt
The written proceedings and studies from the annual conference of Northwest Turfgrass Association, starting with the third annual conference back in 1950 at the State College of Washington, are available by following this link: https://d.lib.msu.edu/nwtgc
These archives, an ongoing cooperative project of the NTA and the Michigan State University Libraries, features public access to both periodicals as they were published and as copies are available. All turf-related articles from within these materials, more than 1,000 in all, also are indexed and linked from within the Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) database: http://tic.msu.edu/tgif
For a full list of all publicly-available and restricted-access archives hosted by TIC, please see: https://tic.msu.edu/browse
Any questions about the NTA material can be directed to Paul Ramsdell, executive director of the NTA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-219-8360.
NTA DONATES $46,000 TOWARD RESEARCH
The Northwest Turfgrass Association will be donating $46,160 to worthy turfgrass research and education programs in 2018 as it continues to be a leading benefactor for the golf industry in the Northwest. Over the past four years, the NTA has donated almost $200,000 to various programs.
There will be three separate research studies at Oregon State University that the NTA will be funding, totaling $31,160. All three studies pertain to Microdochium Patch, which is a consistent disease problem for turfgrass managers in the Northwest. The largest financial contribution will be $11,141 for a study that will compare iron sulfate versus chelated iron for the suppression of Microdochium Patch on annual bluegrass putting greens in the absence and presence of phosphorous acid.
In all for 2018, four different entities in the Northwest will be supported through the grants, which were decided by the NTA Board of Directors after recommendations from the Research Committee.
The grants from the NTA are made possible through the numerous and generous contributions from clubs and individuals throughout the Northwest.
For 2018, after extensive consideration and recommendations from the NTA Research Committee, the Board of Directors awarded the following research and education grants:
Comparing iron sulfate versus chelated iron for the suppression of Microdochium Patch on annual bluegrass putting greens in the absence and presence of phosphorous acid
Oregon State University - $11,141.00
Effects of winter nitrogen, phosphate and potassium rates on Microdochium Patch
Oregon State University - $10,020.00
Quantifying the long-term effects of alternative Microdochium Patch management techniques on sand-based annual bluegrass putting green performance over multiple seasons
Oregon State University - $9,999.00
Applied research putting green
Walla Walla Community College - $5,000.00
Reducing turf stress by increasing root growth and density with endophytic bacteria
AGPW, LLC - $5,000.00
First Green Links as Labs
First Green Foundation - $2,500.00
Bill Griffith Turfgrass Management Scholarship
Walla Walla Community College - $2,500.00
More information on how to apply for grants for 2019, or to contribute directly to the NTA, is available by contacting Paul Ramsdell, executive director of the NTA, at email@example.com or 253-219-8360.