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)
Karin Normann, Turf House (Coordinator for golf course consultants/agronomists employed by the Nordic golf federations and for Scandinavian greenkeeper associations)
Nilla Nilsdotter-Linde, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU (Coordinator for representatives of universities/research institutes)
Bruce Clarke, Professor Emeritus, Turfgrass Pathology, Rutgers University (independent international expert)


Advisory committee sub-groups  

Consultants and practitioners:

Karin Normann
, Coordinator, Turf House, Denmark
Thomas Jepsen, Danish Golf Union
Håkan Blusi, Swedish Golf Federation
Mads Thers, Norwegian Golf Federation
Saila Innanen, Finnish Golf Association
Hólmar Freyr Christiansson, Golf Union of Iceland
Martin Nilsson, Danish Greenkeeper Association
Stefan Ljungdahl, Swedish Greenkeeper Association
Agne Strøm, Norwegian Greenkeepers’ Association
Janne Lehto, , Finnish Greenkeeper Association
Steindór Ragnarsson,  Icelandic Greenkeeper Association


Nilla Nilsdotter-Linde, Coordinator, SLU, Sweden
Birte Boelt, Århus University, Denmark
Tom Young, The Environment Partnership, UK
Ann Norderhaug, Researcher, Norway
Markku Niskanen, Researcher, LUKE, Finland
Bruce Clarke, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, USA