Syngenta, Scotts Professional and the STRI launch first Turf Science event

The inaugural Turf Science Live event is to be held at The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) at Bingley in Yorkshire on 27 July.

Turf Science Live will be the first opportunity for turf managers to see some of the latest developments in turf agronomy, along with series of hands-on practical demonstrations by  turf researchers, agronomists and specialists.

The event is being organised by Syngenta, Scotts Professional and the STRI. It is focussed primarily at golf course managers and greenkeepers. Trials and demonstrations will include turf sward conversion innovation, playing surface quality evaluation, improving fairway quality, environmental management techniques and latest developments, turf fertilizers and nutrition.

STRI chief executive Gordon McKillop said: "At a time when there are constant demands from club management and players calling for ever greater quality within tough budget constraints, it’s crucial that turf managers get the chance to see first-hand the many exciting developments in turf agronomy, and how they can put the innovation into practice on their own courses.

"We are excited to host what promises to be a highly informative and practically useful format to showcase some of the industry’s latest innovations."

Turf Science Live practical demonstrations will include playing surface conversion from Keith Kensett, enhancing fairway turf from Scotts' Simon Barnaby, nutrition for fine turf from Scotts' ed carter and Stuart Staples, the Operation Pollination scheme from Sygenta's Dr Simon Watson and programmes from the STRI.


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