STERF Newsletter #29
Has your golf course got multifunctional potential?
Find out by using the practical guide for assessing your golf course’s multifunctional potential. The new handbook is intended as a tool for a multifunctional process and can be used to visualize the multifunctional potential of a golf course. The handbook presents the results from a STERF research project – Experience mapping and multifunctional golf course development - enhanced possibilities for increased and more varied use of golf courses.

  Read all about it  
Two seminars in Copenhagen in October!
The Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF ) invites greenkeepers, turf grass agronomists, consultants and all others to probably the most interesting turf grass seminar this year "Low input turf grass management",5-6 October. Right after that seminar another highly interesting seminar is being held in Copenhagen: "Sustainability and Grass - ETS Fieldday", 7-8 October. So don't hesitate - register for both! 

  Information about the seminars  
Final report from SCANGREEN 2011-2014
The final results from the four year testing period SCANGREEN 2011-2014 (Turfgrass species and varieties for Integrated Pest Management of Scandinavian putting greens) has now been published. 

  Report & info about the project  
Multifunctionality on urban golf courses
During the spring of 2015, the multifunctionality of two golf courses in the Stockholm region were studied. The study was done as a student project within the course Urban Social-Ecological Systems at Stockholm Resilience Centre. 30 different activities were identified on and around the two golf courses. Golfers and other visitors in each study area respectively were interviewed and asked questions regarding their attitudes towards multifunctionality, what aspects they appreciated within the area they were visiting et cetera.

  Read the article  
Article - Successful IPM Meeting
A contact meeting was held between STERF and national authorities on IPM and sustainable pesticide use, in Copenhagen on May 27th2015. Presentations from the seminar as well as articles in English, Swedish and Norwegian about the meeting can be found on the STERF website.

  IPM meeting material