On July 9th, Norman E. McCollum, longtime superintendent of the GTI, instructor in the Turfgrass Managers' Short Course and former Research Technician at the University of Guelph, passed away. Friends will be received at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St, on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2-4, and 7-9pm, and on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 10-12 p.m., with a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 12 p.m. Reception to follow.
For Immediate Release:
Cory Janzen, Superintendent at Westmount Golf and Country Club will be the University of Guelph's 2019 Superintendent in Residence.
The commonly used fungicide, chlorothalonil, found in a large variety of turf fungicides, has been undergoing review by the Canadian Government.
On May 3rd 2018, The CGSA put out a press release announcing that May 29th will be henceforth known as "National Golf Day". In partnerhsip with Golf Canada, PGA of Canada, the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada (NGCOA), and the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM), the movement will take place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for two days (May 29th and May 30th). Representatives from each organization will be meeting with MP's, policy makers, and Senators to raise awareness of the benefits that the game of golf brings to Canada.
Keynote Speaker: Dean Graves, CGCS Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.A.
Twelve Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management students recently traveled to Orlando, Florida and represented the University of Guelph, Department of Plant Agriculture and Ontario Agricultural College at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Turf Bowl, hosted at the annual Golf Industry Show.
For Immediate Release
Trials, Teamwork and Turf – A Taste of OTS
MLSE Head Groundskeeper, Robert Heggie, on the Rapidly Growing Industry of Turf Management
If you haven't registered for the 2017 Ontario Turfgrass Symposium do not worry! The Early Bird registration rates have been extended to January 14! All of the Continuing Education Credit information for IPM, CGSA, and GCSAA can be found in the program schedule. See the registration information page to register! Don't miss out on this annual educational and networking opportunity for turfgrass professionals at the University of Guelph!
We are pleased to announce that the next Ontario Turfgrass Symposium will be held at the Univeristy of Guelph's Rozanski Hall on February 22 and 23, 2017! If you are a turfgrass manager in sports turf, golf, sod production or lawncare, this educational event is for you! Come earn your CEC's and network with your industry colleagues!
In the last update, it was noted that site development had commenced with site surveying and installation of silt and tree protection fencing. With the excellent weather conditions this fall, crews are near completion of the major earthmoving operations to facilitate drainage and research plot construction. Crews will continue to work as long as possible before weather conditions deem it necessary to stop work for the winter.