Member Associations contributing to OTRF’s Turfgrass Research Campaign

                      Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association                     Golf Ontario
                      Ottawa Valley Turfgrass Association                                Landscape Ontario
                      Western Turfgrass Canada Association                           Sports Turf Canada
                      Professional Lawn Care Association                                Nursery Sod Growers of Ontario
                      National Golf Course Owners Association     

  The OTRF appreciates your membership in these industry associations.
Together, investing in research today, we will provide healthy green grass for generations to come!  


Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation

Management of turfgrass in all sectors has evolved and turfgrass managers and home owners continue to be faced with environmental, social and urbanization challenges. Research is urgently needed in the development of management techniques, pest control alternatives and new plant varieties adaptable in our green spaces. The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation (OTRF) with over 35 years of fundraising, provides funding for Canadian turfgrass research.

NEW ( May 2015): Article by J. Parsons, OTRF Director:  A world without grass 

Research We Fund

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As a charitable foundation, the OTRF has been funding turfgrass research that provides solutions to current turf management difficulties. See what’s new….

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Help fund key turfgrass research to provide healthy green spaces for future generations. See how your contribution can make a difference……

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The Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundationis a volunteer board of professionals of the turfgrass industry dedicated to the future of turf research. Their objectives are to support the scientific research of turf culture for the advancement of the turfgrass industry.