Turf Under Fire

by Jerry Rousseau

With unprecedented heat and high winds this past summer came one of western Canada’s worst wildfire seasons on record and at the time of writing (early Sept 2021), hundreds of fires are still burning in BC and AB.  READ MORE

Pat Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament & Field Day Coming Up Oct 8

2021 Pat Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament and Field DayFriday, October 8th, Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club, Richmond, BC Along with the 1:00pm shotgun scramble and banquet, plans for the 4th Annual Pat Dooley Tourney include:  READ MORE

WCTA Online Webinar Series (WOW 2.0) - $99 New Member Promo

August 2021 If turf management is what you do, whether you’re on a golf course, sportsfield or anywhere turf is used for recreation or sport, now is a great time to become a Western Canada Turfgrass Association member.  READ MORE

Executive Director Update – September 2021

By Jerry Rousseau Over the past couple months, days have been flying by as we deep dive into all sorts of planning and production work for upcoming events like our WOW webinars, Dooley Memorial Golf Tournament on October 8th and of course, the 59th Annual WCTA Conference and Trade Show taking place live and in person, Feb 16-18 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.  Dare I say it’s almost starting to feel normal again?  READ MORE

Turf Chemical Quick Reference Guide

Good friend of the professional sportsturf and golf management industry in western Canada, John Reid of John Reid & Associates and Terralink Horticulture, recently put together a valuable turf chemical quick reference guide in the form of an EXCEL spreadsheet.  Definitely a few late nights, right John?  READ MORE

Coming Events Summary - September 2021

For more than a year now, online and virtual experiences have dominated the education and meeting scene but we are now seeing the return to some form of normal as various organizations begin announcing plans for in-person events and meetings including the WCTA!   READ MORE

Roberts, Latin to Headline NTA Conference

Dr. Joseph Roberts of Clemson University and Dr. Richard Latin of Purdue University will be the two visiting educational speakers for the 74th annual conference of the Northwest Turfgrass Association, set for Oct. 27-29 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon.  READ MORE

University of Guelph Top Stories

Here are recent posts from the University of Guelph:  READ MORE

Biocontrol Agents for Snow Mould Disease in Turfgrass - Final Report

Efficacy of Trichoderma fungal biocontrol agents for the control of snow mould disease in turf grassFinal Report Summary – excerpts by WCTA Staff:March 2021 revised May 2021 Snow moulds cause serious problems in turf grass in regions where the winters are cold and turf is snow covered (Dicklow, 2011; Nelson, 2004).  READ MORE