2020 Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

29th Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

TORONTO, ON - On February 19 and 20, 2020, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) is pleased to be a partner organization with the University of Guelph in hosting the 29th annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (OTS) at Rozanski Hall. This year's theme is The Leading Edge of Information. Online registration is now open and early bird pricing ends on Friday, January 24, 2020.

On Wednesday, February 19, specialized sessions for sports turf and recreation consist of Sports Turf Canada and ORFA updates, followed by 'Overcoming Obstacles in the Municipal Environment', 'A Look at Managing the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Field at Nat Bailey Stadium', 'Seasonal Management and Repair of Baseball Infields', and 'Permitting Hours: How Much Play is too Much?'

Pam Charbonneau and Bet Smith of DCS & Associates will present new research on 'Permitting Hours: How Much Play is too Much?' Sports fields tend to be in short supply and over-used. An OTRF-­funded project conducted in cooperation with the City of Toronto will provide a research-supported guideline to determine the maximum permitting hours on municipal sports fields.

Session highlights for Thursday, February 20 include 'Hybrid Turf Installation at BMO Field: One Year Review', 'Turf Cricket-To Be or Not to Be', 'Synthetic Turf Repairs', and 'TWCA Certified Grasses for Sports Fields, Public Use and Park Areas'.

Designed for turfgrass professionals, OTS 2020 aims to provide an atmosphere for turf managers to network and collaborate. Register today to take advantage of early bird savings and secure your spot at this leading-edge conference.

Continuing Education Credits are available for the following organizations: CGSA, GCSM, IPM Council of Canada, and ORFA.