NTEPs Executive Director, Kevin Morris had this to say, “With great pleasure, NTEP welcomes TWCA representation on its Policy Committee. TWCA members support water-conservation programs and develop water-conserving grasses that are much needed in today’s lawns and landscapes. TWCA members are a leader in the water conservation effort and will add to the broad representation of industry on our committee, which includes land-grant universities, USGA, GCSAA, American Seed Trade Association, Oregon and Pacific Seed Associations and Turfgrass Producers International.” Kevin continues, “As turfgrass is under attack for its use of water and other inputs, the turf industry needs to unite in developing and marketing low-water using, low input and more sustainable turfgrasses. TWCA involvement with NTEP will further that cooperation and help lead us to greater recognition of turf’s value to society.”
TWCA is excited to partner with University of Virginia to bring you the 2019 Field Day! With guest speakers, new trials, and the ribbon cutting for TWCA's newest Rainout Shelter (ROS) it promises to be a great event!
Virginia Turf Council will be offering CEUs and pesticide recertification this year for those who need them in the Blacksburg area. Remember, if you're a member of VTC, your registration is free!
As a new Research partner with Dr Mike Goatley and the entire VT Turf team at Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus we are so excited to feature a ribbon cutting on our brand new Rainout Shelter (ROS) and discuss our ongoing trial ( and the rest of our program) with you. To support our cooperators, TWCA is giving 25% of All membership dues from this event to support Turf Research at Virginia Tech
Look out for Dr John Stier from University of Tennessee as a special guest speaker! Dr Stier currently serves as a member of the TWCA Research Review Committee; the independent body that qualifies, based on objective data collected by our cooperators.
Register Today at http://bit.ly/TWCAVA_19
TWCA at the Golf Show! - 2-7th Feb. 2019
What is better than escaping the doldrums February to sunny San Diego? How about meeting TWCA Program Administrator, Jack Karlin at the Golf Industry Expo to discuss drought tolerant turf and the TWCA program? TWCA members from all levels of membership participate in the Golf Industry Show every year.
Golf Industry Show is an excellent opportunity to earn CEUs, see all the newest products and equipment from hundreds of vendors, bump into old friends and make new ones! With Strong partnerships with GCSAA and USGA the Golf Industry Show is a must attend event for turf professionals with even a passing interest in the game.
TWCA is excited to attend the 2019 Golf Industry Show, talk about drought, and promote the benefits of living turfgrass in our managed environments.
Join TWCA today to support our program and make involvement like this possible!
You may have seen the banner box on the home page; TWCA is so pleased to be involved in the Amazon Smile program! click on the logo or use the link below to start shopping and donating to TWCA! Together we can make every drop count!
Well, it finally happened... The TWCA outgrew its space at NexGen Turf Research. As part of our efforts to streamline the program and maximize efficiencies TWCA has moved to a new home at 225 3rd Ave SW Albany OR 97321. With this move we've switched servers, phone service, the whole shooting match! So, if you've been trying to contact the TWCA to no avail it is probably because of the massive shift.
While change has affected many things, the website has remained the same as have the email addresses. Something else that hasn't changed is our commitment to our membership. Members make the program possible and member input is crucial to making this the organization you expect it to be. Please feel free to reach out to TWCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at:
NRDC is taking California cities to task over the two year delay in adaptation and a noted drop in compliance. Read the great article here: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/ed-osann/nrdc-sues-california-cities-over-lax-landscape-water-require
This great story really goes to show how beneficial lawns can be to the health and longevity of our communities.
Many people have believed, wrongly, that trees are the greatest benefit to communities because of the canopy but it turns out that all green space is good space including (and IMHO especially) turf. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/green-spaces-lower-mortality-1.3150812
Orem • A longtime garden enthusiast says exorbitant water bills may force him to turn against his own beloved grassy yard — if the Orem City Council doesn’t reconsider its water rates.
Part of TWCA’s mandate is to increase exposure for our membership. This can be a lot of things; website, radio media, even national magazines like Consumer Reports. This August it meant being a guest on Garden Time. Check out Program Administrator, Jack Karlin, talking turf and maintenance with Garden Time!