The Coronavirus situation all over the world does not look very optimistic and we all have to face long-term restrictions on travel, social gatherings and conferences. According to the Health Directorate of the EU, the sanctions and restrictions related to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation will last for at least the next 12 months; effects of general vaccination are not expected to be seen until autumn 2021. Due to this uncertainty created by the global Covid-19 pandemic, the ITRC Planning Committee and the ITS board made the final decision in December 2020 to postpone the 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference until July 10-15, 2022.
The 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference in 2022 will be held as an on-site conference under the existing plans. The venue at Copenhagen University and the hotel reservations have been rebooked. The conference organiser CAP Partner has agreed to the postponement. Main sponsors for ITRC have been contacted and all are in favour of postponing the conference. Conference programme, technical tours, the one-day practitioners´ seminar, and social events will be rearranged and set up in 2022 according to the existing plans.
Development and Sustainability is the theme of the conference and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in Agenda 2030 will act as the conference programme framework. The programme will focus on: increased sustainability by a multidisciplinary approach; science in action by ready-to-use research; and mobilising forces from academia to industry.
This is one conference that you will not want to miss. ITRC2022 will be packed with educational and social activities, so be sure to check out the ITRC2022 Website https://itrc2022.org/ for updates and additional details about the conference.
We very much hope to see you at the 14th International Turfgrass Research Conference, ITRC2022, to be held in Copenhagen on 10-15 July 2022 and arranged by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF).
Because of the postponement of the Conference from July 2021 to July 2022, the ITS board has decided on a second call for papers to be published in ITSRJ. In addition to the categories, ‘Full papers’ and ‘Short communications’, we do also open for submissions in a third category, ‘Technical papers’. These are submissions that will not be subjected to rigorous scientific review, but only checked for English language and the absence of commercial aspects by ITSRJ’s Assistant Editor, Doug Soldat, who will take a special responsibility for this category. Like the short communications, the length of technical papers shall normally not exceed three printed pages. They will be published in a digital annex to ITSRJ, volume 14. The acceptance of a full paper, short communications and technical paper will give the same right to presentation at the conference.
The ‘Standards for International Turfgrass Society Research Journal’ have been revised to make a clearer distinction between ‘Short communications’ and ‘Technical papers’. The Standards are accessible at the conference website www.itrc2022.org and the Wiley ITSRJ subsite: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/25731513.
The deadlines for the second call have been set to: