Green Municipalities Field Day
TWCA is excited to announce a return to live events! Friday August 12th at Guelph Turfgrass Institute, the Green Municipalities Field Day is the first live event for TWCA since 2019 and is the first international field day event for TWCA. Originally scheduled for August 2020, this long anticipated event includes live and virtual components to facilitate easier access and greater inclusivity and accessibility.
Accessibility was a key consideration in the creation of this event. Which is why, when the processing platform TWCA uses, couldn’t process in CAD TWCA created special categories for Canadian attendees and sponsors. These categories are priced in USD and reflect a 25% discount to offset any exchange fees and, hopefully, eliminate the hidden “Canadian tax” that affects so many of our members. For US and other international attendees, field day remains affordable, at $25 USD for Hybrid (in person) and $15 (USD) for Virtual attendance.
Communication Key to Collaboration
Over the course of twelve years and in cooperation with some of the brightest minds in turf science today Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) has developed the protocols and technologies for turf evaluation that are now standard industry wide. The key for TWCA, in the quest to define drought tolerance in turfgrass, is open and clear channels for communication.
Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance (TWCA) relies on our cooperators to conduct trialing. We recognize that our work is only a small part of what you do on your farm and that tracking the details of the study is not something you want to worry about. We also know you want to talk about all the cool and interesting work you spend your time on and we certainly hope TWCA is on the list of things you want to discuss.
To make it easier to express the scope and scale of the TWCA trialing we have created this list of talking points about the trial(s) TWCA is currently running.
Predictability and reliability are essential for long term reliability. In an industry where development is, sometimes, years in realization, TWCA is providing a schedule for trialing. Released today, the trialing schedule is an important tool for Seed Producers and trialing cooperators alike.
Jack Karlin is the Program Administrator for TWCA. His interest is in using policy and the built environment to create livable and sustainable communities.