Ontario Research Update 2013


Outside of golf, turfgrass managers face stiff challenges in maintaining turf with products now allowed under the Ontario pesticide regulations. The continued need for products to control pests in an efficacious and economical manner is fueling research being carried on at both the GTI and Vineland Research Station (Niagara).

Dr. Michael Brownbridge from the Vineland Research Station, and Pam Charbonneau, Turfgrass Extension Specialist with OMAFRA have been collaborating on a number of studies with biological control products and turfgrass seed selection. This past winter, both presented their findings to groups at the IPM Symposium and Ontario Turfgrass Symposiums.

Lawn Life has been directly supporting the work with products, funding and test sites.