The 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference

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The 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference (ITRC) will be hosted by the United States and will be held July 16-21, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel adjacent to the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, N.J. This will be the first time this conference has been held in the United States since 1993. ITRCs are held every four years on behalf of the International Turfgrass Society, a not-for-profit, non-commercial organization that exists for charitable, educational and scientific purposes and for the advancement of turfgrass science.

The objective of the ITRC is the dissemination of independent, scientific turfgrass research and case studies from around the world. Papers presented at these conferences are subject to independent peer review for scientific and technical merit by an international community of turfgrass researchers.

The 13th ITRC will bring together researchers, technical experts, consultants, high-level turfgrass managers, top industry delegates and government officials. This is a great opportunity to meet your current and future colleagues, business partners and customers face-to-face at one of the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of turfgrass professionals anywhere in the world. Approximately 400 to 500 participants from 26 countries are expected to participate.

Many companies and organizations already have agreed to sponsor the ITRC. Their generous support will allow organizers to provide a first-class experience for attendees while holding the line on registration costs and providing travel grants and best-presentation awards for student attendees. A list of current sponsors can be found here, and sponsorship opportunities can be found here. We hope that you will consider joining this elite group of ITRC supporters.

The theme of the conference, “Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Environment,” was selected because it reflects the tremendous impact that the environment has had and continues to have on our personal and professional lives. The conference will feature keynote addresses, symposia, tours of turfgrass sites and oral and poster presentations.

All with an interest in turfgrass science and management are welcome to attend. Registration will begin next month.

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About the Author: Clark Throssell, Ph.D.

Clark Throssell, Ph.D., is the former director of the Purdue University turf program as well as the former director of research for GCSAA. Throssell is the research editor for Golfdom, focusing on managing the Super Science section of the magazine and website. He also contributes his "Clark Talks Turf" column to Golfdom every month.

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