Reminder - Free Online IPM Manual For Turf Available

By WCTA Staff

A major rewrite to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual for Turfgrass Managers, originally a resource produced in partnership between the Western Canada Turfgrass Association and the BC Ministry of Agriculture in the early 2000's and last updated in 2009, was completed in January 2020.

image of the original cover of the WCTA IPM Manual binder

Funded by a $35,000 grant from the BC Ministry of Environment, the Allied Golf Association of BC commissioned work to begin in the fall of 2016 after an RFP for the rewrite was circulated in October 2015.  CropHealth Advising and Research, Mario Lanthier Principal, was awarded the contract to produce this free, online resource, the creation of which was steered by the BC Allied Golf Association's 'Environmental Advocacy Committee'.

The manual took much longer to produce than anticipated.  Then AGA-BC President Trevor Smith stated, “A lot more work went into this resource than was expected, for example, 39 site visits took place late in 2016 to gather information and take photos.  That was 19 more than we asked for.”  Smith added, “The author was given plenty of latitude to produce the best IPM resource for turf management in existence and it certainly was worth the wait.”

Post from the AGA-BC website:

“This publication reviews the biology and management of pest problems commonly found in lawns and turf in British Columbia, Canada. It is designed for professional turf managers working at golf courses, public agencies or landscape maintenance companies. Avid gardeners will also find some useful information.”

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