AGA-BC Receives Additional $20k to Fund New IPM Manual

13.02.10-AGA-BC1The Allied Golf Association of British Columbia (AGA-BC) is very pleased to announce BC Minister of Environment, the Honorable Mary Polak, has authorized an additional $20,000 in funding for the creation of a new Integrated Pest Management resource for turfgrass managers.

The ‘IPM Manual’, first published in 2002 and last updated in 2009, was jointly produced by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association (WCTA) and the BC Ministry Of Agriculture.  Last May, AGA-BC announced $15k in funding provided by the Ministry of Environment toward the anticipated $40k cost to revise and update the guide.

Intended for use by turf management professionals such as golf course superintendents, the new manual will be available online at no cost.  Once completed later this summer, ongoing updates will help ensure the turf industry exceeds government regulatory expectations enacted to further protect the public and the environment.   

Trevor Smith