Advisory committee

"It is important for scientists in countries with similar problems and climates to work together and share research results so that our collective knowledge improves. STERF supports Scandinavian scientists in their efforts to reduce pesticide use in turfgrass systems, understand causes and prevention of winter injury, and solve other problems that are unique to northern climates.  Scientists and turfgrass managers in other countries use STERF-funded research to provide answers to these problems".

Peter Landschoot, Professor in Turfgrass Science, Penn State University, USA.

Advisory committee  

Maria Strandberg, STERF Director (Chair) 
Annick Bertrand, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (independent international expert) 
Asbjörn Nyholt (coordinator for golf course consultants/agronomists employed by the Nordic golf federations and Scandinavian greenkeeper associations) 
Michael P. Kenna, USGA Green Section Research, (independent international expert)
Nilla Nilsdotter-Linde, SLU (coordinator for researchers at universities/research institutes in the Nordic countries) 

Advisory committee sub-groups  

Consultants and practitioners:

Asbjörn Nyholt
Asbjørn Nyholt ApS(coordinator)
Thomas Jepsen, Danish Golf Union
Håkan Blusi, Swedish Golf Federation
Ellert Thorarinsson, Golf Union of Iceland
Janne Lehto, Finnish Golf Association
Albert Holmgeirsson, Norwegian Golf Federation
Mads Thers, Norwegian Greenkeepers’ Association
Bjarni Þór Hannesson, Icelandic Greenkeeper Association
Kasper Mäkelä, Finnish Greenkeeper Association
Per Sørensen, Danish Greenkeeper Association
Stefan Ljungdahl, Swedish Greenkeeper Association
Johan Benestam, Benestam Golfarkitekt


Nilla Nilsdotter-Linde (coordinator) Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Sweden
Arne Tronsmo, NMBU, Norway
Margareta Ihse, Stockholm University
Markku Niskanen, LUKE, Finland
Birte Boelt, Århus University
Agnar Kvalbein, Turfgrass scientist