The Tenth International Turfgrass Research Conference
By Danny Thorogood
North Wales Conference Centre, Llandudno - 10-15th July 2005
The International Turfgrass Society (ITS) is a not-for-profit scientific organization established in 1969 to encourage research and education in turfgrass science, and to promote personal communication among the international community of turfgrass researchers by organizing international conferences to present turfgrass research and information on all phases of turfgrass production and use.
To this end, International Turfgrass Research Conferences (ITRC) are held at 4-year intervals. The hosts for past conferences have been England (1969), the United States (1973, 1993), Germany (1977), Canada (1981, 2001), France (1985), Japan (1989) and Australia (1997).
The next ITRC will be held in Wales in 2005. The five day conference includes a plenary opening session, and sessions of peer-reviewed oral presentations on the specific subjects of Soil Physics/Rootzone Characterisation, Soil Biology & Chemistry/Fertility/Plant Nutrition, Establishment & Maintenance of turfgrass areas, Conservation/Environmental quality, Physiology/Stress Physiology, Diseases (Plant Pathology), Weed Science, Pests (Insects/Nematodes), Genetics, Breeding & Variety Evaluation, and Information Technology/Education.
A full list of conference papers are now available and can be seen on the following link International Turfgrass Research Papers.