CTRF
Past Research

Turfgrass Winter Survival

Acclimation & Winter Stresses Winter Protective Covers Warm Spells During Winter


The development and implementation of a networked IPM strategy on golf courses in Ontario and Québec.

Guy Bélair and Louis Simard Horticulture Research and Development Centre Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St- Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, J3B 3E6, Canada. Email: belairg@agr.gc.ca; simardl@agr.gc.ca. Please click here to view the study


When Hockey Season is Over

Strategies for Removing Ice from Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua L.) Golf Greens Please click here to view the study


Breeding better Poa Annua

Genetic Variation in Resistance of Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua L.) To Snow Moulds and Insect Pests and Mechanisms of Resistance Please click here to view the study


Developing Alternatives to Pesticides

Biological Control of Snow Moulds Please click here to view the study


Why Some Annual Bluegrass Can Survive Canadian Winters

Annual Bluegrass (Poa anna L.) Tolerance to Subfreezing Temperatures and Impermeable Covers Please click here to view the study


Under the Covers

Winter Protection of Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua L.) Golf Greens Please click here to view the study


Using the Microbial Population in the Soil to Predict Plant Health

Cultural Management, Root Dysfunction and Stress Tolerance in Intensively Managed Turfgrasses Please click here to view the study


Management, host pathogenicity, and rapid identification of Magnaporthe poae, causal agent of summer patch on annual bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass turf.

Principal investigators: Katerina S. Jordan Project summary: With increasing demands placed on golf course putting green turf combined with increased temperatures over the last few years, the incidence of diseases such as summer patch have increased throughout Ontario. Summer patch is a root disease caused by the fungus Magnaporthe poae and it is most pathogenic […]


Compost Tea for the Management of Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa) on Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera)

Introduction Turfgrasses are unique in their capability of tolerating foot traffic and physical wear, while still remaining functional and aesthetically pleasing. Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa) is the most damaging, persistent, and costly fungal disease in the turfgrass industry. The recent move toward reducing chemical usage within the turfgrass industry in addition to local and regional […]