Turf Grass Winter Survival

Winter injuries on golf courses

Turf grass winter survival was highlighted at a seminar in Norway on 11-12 November 2014. The audience was a good mix of golf course managers, turf grass researchers and suppliers, and many expressed after the meeting that they had learned a lot and found new inspiration for further work on this economically very important issue.

Ice encasement, which is the most devastating stress factor on Nordic golf courses, was in the focus of interest during the seminar. Results from the newly finished research project ‘Turf grass survival in a changing winter climate’ gave the audience new knowledge about how the most widely used  grass species perform under different winter conditions.