GUELPH TURFGRASS INSTITUTE
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The Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI) was established in 1987 to conduct research and extension and provide information on turfgrass production and management to members of the Canadian turfgrass industry. Part of the University of Guelph, the institute is supported by the university, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the turfgrass industry.
The first of its kind in Canada, the institute is already recognized as a world-class centre for research, extension work and professional development for the study of turf. Building on the University of Guelph's long-standing expertise in turfgrass science, the research activities of the institute continue to focus in areas such as the environmental aspects of pesticide use (fate and persistence), evaluation of grass species, varieties and seeding methods, sports field construction, fertility and management programs, pesticide use and the biological and cultural control of diseases and weeds.
Now over 30 years old, the GTI is proud to announce construction of the new location is well underway. 2018 saw the completion of the new research plots and our new building will begin early 2019. The new facility will boast more research and demonstration capacity with improved furnishings for turf classes, meetings and office space. Be sure to stop by our booth for updates, newsletters and to learn how you can get involved with the GTI 2.0.