Development of a digital library for winter stress management of turf


Winter injuries are common in the Nordics, and golf course superintendents have gained a lot of experience on how to prepare and treat their greens to keep them alive through extreme winter conditions.

STERF has funded several research projects highly relevant to turfgrass winter stress management. This project sought to integrate practical experiences, research results and general science into synthesised texts accessible to professional turf managers.

Members of NIBIO’s turfgrass research group wrote the texts and provided illustrations. Turfgrass agronomists and golf course managers evaluated some of the texts during the process. Barb Manifold read the fact-sheet manuscripts on behalf of the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation.

The fact sheets can be found in the Library, under Fact sheets, Winter survival

Category: Overwintering
Status: Finished
Project period: August 2015 - December 2016

Fundings (kSEK)

  2015 2016 Total
STERF 80 149 229
Other sources 0 0 0
Total 80 149 229

Project objectives

To create a web-based library on topics related to winter stress management of turf grass with emphasis on golf greens.

Project participants

Agnar Kvalbein

Researcher & Consultant

Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Section for Urban Greening and Environmental Technology. Landvik, Reddalsveien 215, 4886 Grimstad

+47 40402089

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