The Northwest Turfgrass Association donated nearly $50,000 to worthy turfgrass research and education programs in 2016 as it continues to be a leading benefactor for the golf industry in the Northwest. The total in grants awarded in 2016 was $49,560.34. It didn’t reach the $61,000 awarded in 2015, but was substantially higher than the $29,500 awarded in 2014.
Two separate grants of $15,000 led the way in 2016 for research being done at Oregon State University for Fungicide Alternative Management Practices for Microdochium Patch and Anthracnose, and at Washington State University in Pullman on Bio Control of Poa. In all, six different programs in the Northwest were supported through the grants, which were decided by the 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 2016, after extensive consideration and recommendations from the NTA Research Committee, the Board of Directors awarded the following research and education grants:
- Fungicide Alternative Management Practices for Mircodochium Patch and Anthracnose
— Oregon State University ~ $15,000.00
- Bio Control of Poa
— Washington State University — Pullman ~ $15,000.00
- Water Use on Golf Courses in the Pacific Northwest
— Washington State University – Puyallup ~ $12,000.00
- First Green Links as Labs
–First Green Foundation ~ $5,000.00
- Outdoor Turf Lab
–Walla Walla Community College ~ $1,560.34
- Bill Griffith Turfgrass Management Scholarship
— Walla Walla Community College ~ $1,000.00
Carl Taylor, President Paul Ramsdell, Executive Director
For more information on how to apply for grants for 2017, or to contribute directly to the NTA, contact Paul Ramsdell, executive director of the NTA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-219-8360.