The Technical tours will introduce you to Nordic turfgrass research and development, which is focusing on internationally important key areas. These include the pressure from government demands for greater environmental regulation, the increasing pressure on natural resources (notably water, energy and land), the emerging role of turf management in supporting ecosystem services and enhancing biodiversity, the continued need to promote integrated pest management, and the looming challenges posed by a changing climate, and urgent need to adapt.
A full day of technical tours is planned for the Wednesday, highlighting the extraordinary range of turf venues and areas of interest in the Öresund area (Denmark and Sweden). Depending on the tour you choose, attendees will for example visit multifunctional golf courses, historical castle gardens, high quality sport arenas, and green areas important for urban sustainability. All tours will end at the DLF research station in Store Heddinge where we will get an introduction to their breeding programme and a tour to experimental facilities and field trials. The day will conclude by a BBQ dinner hosted by the DLF.
Preliminary: Fieldtrips 13 July 2022
NB: All trips will end the day at DLF Trifolium research station (breeding and testing activities)
University of Aarhus - Flakkebjerg
Seed production of lawn grass including optimization of seed yield and modeling of growth.
Use of technologies such as drones, robots and lacers
Strategies against resistant Poa annua in seed production
Tystofte, Scanturf testing site.
The place in Denmark for variety testing of new agricultural plants. It is also the Scan turf testing site. It is a private, independent foundation
Rosenborg castle garden.
Maintenance strategies for lawns in public areas with a lot of wear
Hørsholm golf course, a GEO certified course, Environmental work and pesticide free management on.
Furesø golf course.
The First Danish course awarded with the Golf sports Environmental price. A golf course with a scientific approach to lawn maintenance.
Parken, the Danish national football stadium.
Used for football and other events (speedway, concerts etc.) which is a challenge for the turf.
Copenhagen's epicenter for urban mountain sport. Inside is a power plant outside there is a ski slope and other areas where natural grass is use. Hear about the construction and challenges.
Copenhagen golf course.
Copenhagen golf course is a multifunctional, pesticide free golf course, which is a challenge for the turf maintenance. A very unique and special place close to the capital.
Brøndby stadium and training facilities with hybrid turf.
Home stadium for one of the top clubs in Denmark. Challenges in producing quality turf.
Smørum golf course.
A golf course that practice maintenance according to red fescue. Special focus on rough area maintenance.
Ljunghusen golf course
A Swedish perspective on golf course maintenance. A links course with salt challenges
Malmö IF stadium.