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CLEANFARMS 2021 Event Locations and Dates for BC and AB

Source: Got unwanted pesticides or livestock/equine medications?  Safely dispose of unwanted or obsolete agricultural pesticides and livestock/equine medications – no charge! Take them to the following locations on the dates noted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  READ MORE

Japanese Beetle Detected Outside Regulated Area

An Update from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): Stay Alert: Japanese Beetle Detected Outside of the BC Regulated Area  READ MORE

Turf Line Magazine - September 2021 in Digital Flip Format

Here's our latest Turf Line News #273 - September 2021 'Research Issue' exclusively in digital flip format.  This annual tribute to turf research includes multiple informative and interesting turf management developments from around the world but relevant to western Canadian issues and challenges.  We also take a look at this season's extreme wildfire situation with comments and stories from many who were affected.  READ MORE

Looking for Leaders!

As we continue dealing with COVID impacts, strong leadership within the Turf Management industry has never been more important.  Many adjustments have been made over the past 18 months and more change is expected.  The WCTA needs leaders who can manage that change, ensuring the association remains strong and successful moving forward.  READ MORE

2022 Member Dues Heads-Up

October 1, 2021 Dear WCTA Members, 2022 membership dues invoicing will commence over the next few weeks.  All invoices will be emailed to individual members or the main contact we have on file if there are multiple members at your facility.  READ MORE

Look Who's Joined the WCTA - 2021 Year End Review

As a unified voice for the professional golf and sportsturf management industry in western Canada, the WCTA is currently 688 members strong!   September 30 is our fiscal year-end and the time when we review membership metrics.  Over the past 12 months, we've welcomed a whopping 72 new members - 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

Olds College PTRC New Research Model is Old Model

September 13, 2021VIA CTRF, for immediate release: In April 2021, the Olds College Centre for Innovation, which oversees research programs taking place at Olds College in Olds Alberta, let us know they were planning to ‘wind down the Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre moniker’.  READ MORE

Understanding and Predicting Pesticide Use on Golf Courses Using Deep Machine Learning

Interim report - July 2021by Guillaume Grégoire, Ph.D.Assistant professor, Département de phytologieUniversite Laval Executive summary READ MORE