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GTI Names Interim Director

I am pleased to announce that Stephen Fleischauer, Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd), has accepted an 8 month secondment to the position of Director of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI) and the Associate Diploma Program in Turfgrass Management. Steve brings many years of experience in the turf industry and education to the position. I look forward to working with him in the coming months as he helps us maintain the momentum of the important work of the GTI and the Diploma program.

K. Peter Pauls
Department of Plant Agriculture

GTI Director Rob Witherspoon Retires

Guelph Turfgrass Institute Director, Rob Witherspoon, is retiring from the University of Guelph, on September 1, 2015. Rob has served the University and the turf community in the capacity of Director of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute and Director of the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management since 1998 and he has been employed by the University of Guelph in various capacities for 28 years. Rob is also an undergraduate and graduate alumni of Guelph.

Precision Services

2015 Superintendent in Residence Lecture

Ice Damage: Reflections on Forty Years of Experience in Quebec

Doug Meyer, Superintendent, Beaconsfield Golf Club, Montreal, QC

Monday, January 26 - 5:30 pm
Cutten Fields Golf Club, 190 College Avenue, Guelph, ON

GTI Research Field Day

The Guelph Turfgrass Institute is hosting a free Field Day on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 9:30 am to noon. This event will highlight current research being conducted by University of Guelph and OMAFRA researchers including new turf species and cultivar evaluation, turf disease management strategies, fertility trials, drought tolerance and water conservation, biological control of weeds and diseases, new formulations and management strategies for low risk herbicides in lawn care, improving golf course winter hardiness, tree disease management and the annual and perennial trial garden.

Sports Turf Canada Announces Manager of the Year

Sports Turf Canada is pleased to announce that Ray Stukas is the 2014 Sports Turf Manager of the Year.

The Sports Turf Manager of the Year award is a prestigious honour which recognizes an individual’s professional ability and contribution to the Canadian sports turf industry and shows appreciation for his or her proactive and progressive efforts within the profession.

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