9th International Turfgrass Research Conference

Venue: Toronto

Location: Toronto, ON, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 15, 2001 End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2001
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A Message from the President
It is with great pride and pleasure that I invite you to attend the IXth International Turfgrass Research Conference, July 15-21, 2001, at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is the second time in the 40 year history of the International Turfgrass Society that Canada has hosted this conference. Many of you attended the IVth ITRC conference held in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1981. When you attend the IXth ITRC you will have the opportunity to see how turfgrass science in Canada has evolved.

The scientific program is shaping up nicely. There will be 180 peer-reviewed papers and 50 technical papers presented by scientists from 19 countries during the 4 day conference program.

I encourage you to make the IXth ITRC into a family holiday. The hotel that we have chosen is situated on Lake Ontario, which gives it a resort feeling. Toronto is a first class city with many cultural and recreational activities for the whole family. There are also great restaurants and superb shopping for all to enjoy. Cindi Charters has planned a fun packed accompanying persons program and she is also a mine of information about what to do and where to go in Toronto. If you choose to stay in Canada after the conference there are many tourist attractions and areas of natural beauty that you can choose to see.

I am very fortunate and grateful to have a dedicated group of people who are all committed to making the IXth ITRC a successful and memorable conference for us all.

Please accept our invitation to join us at the IXth ITRC in Toronto in July 2001.

Scientific Program
Chair: Teri Yamada

The Scientific Program for the Conference will include presentation of 180 peer-reviewed papers and 50 technical papers in oral and poster sessions. The papers cover a full range of topics in turfgrass science and will be grouped into six categories, including special symposia.

Education (Keith Karnok & Martyn Jones)

One symposium "Distance Learning" (3hrs)
"Teaching Techniques" (3 hrs)
Environment (Mike Kenna & Peter Stangel)

One symposium (2 hrs)
One discussion session (1hr)
Pests (Bruce Clarke & Tom Hsiang)

One symposium "New and Emerging Pest Problems" (3 hrs)
Three other sessions (3 X 3 hrs)
Soils (Stephen Baker & Jim Murphy)

One symposium "Water Repellency" (3 hrs)
Three other sessions (3 X 3hrs)
Breeding (Ronnie Duncan)

One symposium "Turfgrass Transformation: Alien Genes and Practical Application" (3hrs)
One other session (3 hrs)
Agronomy (Nick Christians & Marco Volterrani)

Two oral sessions (2 X 3hrs)


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