A Canadian Press article on the ecological impact of golf courses featured expertise from the Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI) at the University of Guelph.
The article appeared in several publications including the National Post.
Dr. Sara Stricker, GTI communications and outreach coordinator, discussed how the institute is cultivating drought-resistant grass varieties for golf courses.
Stricker is a U of G and GTI grad whose research focused on turfgrass research and plant diagnostics.
The GTI is a world-class centre for professional development in the study of turf. Researchers focus on 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.