NTA Donates $41,000 toward research

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The Northwest Turfgrass Association donated $41,000 to worthy turfgrass research and education programs in 2017 as it continues to be a leading benefactor for the golf industry in the Northwest. Over the past three years, the NTA has donated more than $150,000 to various programs.

Two separate grants of $15,000 led the way in 2017 for research being done at Oregon State University for Fungicide Alternative Management of Microdochium Patch and Anthracnose, and at Washington State University in Pullman on Biological Control of Poa Annua. This is the second consecutive year that the NTA has donated this amount to these ongoing studies.

In all for 2017, five different programs in the Northwest were supported through the grants, which were decided by the NTA Board of Directors after recommendations from the Research Committee.

The grants from the NTA are made possible through the numerous and generous contributions from clubs and individuals throughout the Northwest.

For 2017, after extensive consideration and recommendations from the NTA Research Committee, the Board of Directors awarded the following research and education grants:

Fungicide Alternative Management of Mircodochium Patch and Anthracnose —   

Oregon State University                                                                 $15,000.00

Biological Control of Poa annua in Fairways–

Washington State University – Pullman                                   $15,000.00

Investigating Alternative Irrigation Strategies– 

Oregon State University                                                                 $5,000.00

First Green Links as Labs–

First Green Foundation                                                                  $5,000.00

Bill Griffith Turfgrass Management Scholarship–  

Walla Walla Community College                                                  $1,000.00


For more information on how to apply for grants for 2018, or to contribute directly to the NTA, contact Paul Ramsdell, executive director of the NTA, at mpsparks90@aol.com or 253-219-8360.