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Jim Ross Wins Steel Award

Jim Ross was presented with the John B. Steel award for Distinguished Service by the CGSA at the recent Canadian and International Turfgrass Conference heldread more


Organic Matter and Anoxia 

While preparing for our anoxia studies here at the PTRC, one trend that is speculated on in the literature is the role of organic matter ... read more

How does Anoxia affect annual bluegrass' cold tolerance?

When turf is overwintering their metabolic rates slow down, however the plants respire in order to maintain plant viability.  ...  read more


OTRF Supports Sports Field Research

During the month of February we received some positive news.  The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation decided more

The Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre

is a long standing joint partnership between Olds College/Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) and the industry led Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF). The PTRC conducts research and disseminates information regarding the management of turfgrass on the Canadian prairies. read more

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ATRF news

The ATRF would like to welcome both Travis Matijevich, Silver Springs Golf Club, and Adam Champion, Pine Hills Golf Club, as new members of the Board. The ATRF would also like to thank both Pete Francis, Leduc Golf Club, and Daryl Asher, Glendale Golf and Country Club, for all their years of service to the Board. Daryl was a long time President of the foundation and will be missed by all. Congratulations to Darren Reddekopp, Bearspaw Country Club, who was voted to become our new President.

Getting the Word Out

We’re on Twitter! Follow us @P_T_R_C_ for an inside look at the exciting world of turfgrass research. Keep current on latest research on winter injury, fertility, snow molds, etc.


Industry News

The PTRC would like to congratulate James Beebe, Golf Course Manager at Priddis Greens, located just outside Calgary, Alberta. James was elected President of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA). James will be a great fit as the new face of the CGSA. He is both a proud supporter of the PTRC and a member of the ATRF. Congratulations James!

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