STERF Newsletter #63
Article - ITRC2022 attracts 300 attendees from 28 countries
The 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference (ITRC2022) was arranged on 10-15 July by STERF in association with the International Turfgrass Society (ITS) and held at Copenhagen University, Denmark; the first time ever the conference had been held in a Nordic country. The ITRC are among the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of turfgrass professionals anywhere in the world; and, this year’s conference was no exception, with over 300 registrants from 28 countries in attendance. Read the article reporting about the days of the conference written by Maria Strandberg, ITS Past-President and STERF Director.

Videos - Voices and seminars from ITRC2022
If you could not make it to Copenhagen, here is your chance to experience some of the attending participants voices. And if you want to listen to a seminar from the Practitioner day “Modern Sport Turf Management” - here they are.

Report - Chafer grubs and leatherjackets on golf courses
Read this fresh report about how insects can cause severe damages to Scandinavian golf courses – mainly in the southern areas. Damages from chafer grubs are occasional, damages from leatherjackets tend to be increasing. Restrictions on insecticides have necessitated the use of alternative control methods. Read more about this in the report.

Report - Effect of rolling on Microdochium patch
This new report comprises results from field trials at Copenhagen Golf Club in 2020-21 where the effect of rolling to prevent Microdochium patch was investigated.

Video - The Golf Course as an outdoor Classroom
Increased learning, more physical activity and better knowledge of public rights - and a chance to try golf. The golf course as an outdoor classroom offers many possibilities. Watch the short video about the children that visit Viksjö GC, close to Stockholm.