Projects

STERFs projects are categorised in thematic areas; "Turfgrass", "Overwintering", "Disease control", "Water,nutrients and construction" and Multifunctional golf facilities.

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SCANGREEN 2011-2015: Turfgrass species and varieties for integrated... Turfgrass Finished 1 Jan 2011 - – 31 Dec 2014
Overseeding of Fairways - A strategy for finer turf with less... Turfgrass Ongoing 1. April 2011 – 31 December 2016
FESCUE-GREEN: Best management of red fescue (Festuca rubra) on golf... Turfgrass Finished July 2011 – December 2015
Weed control on fairways Turfgrass Ongoing April 2011 – December 2016
Effects of mowing height, N-rate and P-rate/ mycorrhiza on quality and... Turfgrass Finished May 2011 – December 2014
Silvery thread moss on greens - practical trials Turfgrass Finished 2011-2013
Revision of the Nordic Turfgrass Variety Guide Turfgrass Finished 1 April – Oct 2012
Breeding of winterhardy turgrass varieties for central and northern... Turfgrass Finished June 2007 - December 2010
VELVET GREEN: Winter hardiness and management of velvet bentgrass... Turfgrass Finished January 2006 – December 2010
Development, evaluation and implementation of playing quality... Turfgrass Finished February 2007 - May 2009
Evaluation of Agrostis and Festuca varieties (Nordisk sortguide), Turfgrass Finished January – December 2007
Evaluation of turfgrass varieties for use on Scandinavian golf greens Turfgrass Finished January 2007 - December 2010
Evaluation of Agrostis and Festuca varieties for use on Scandinavian... Turfgrass Finished January 2003 – December 2006
Turfgrass demonstration trial in Dalarna, Sweden Turfgrass Finished January 2006 –December 2008
Prediction of turf growth as a function of light and temperature under... Turfgrass Finished January 2007 to April 2009
Evaluation of the plant growth regulator Trinexapac-Ethyl (Primo Maxx)... Turfgrass Finished June 2007 - May 2009
Better turfgrass survival in a changing winter climate Overwintering Finished June 2011 – December 2014
Optimal application intervals for Primo MAXX as influenced by... Overwintering Ongoing July 2013 - December 2013
Increasing rates of the current and a new formulation of Primo MAXX... Overwintering Finished May 2013 - September 2014
Successful reestablishment of golf greens following winter damages Overwintering Ongoing July 2014 – July 2017
Optimal application of nitrogen and sulfur in autumn for better winter... Overwintering Ongoing March 2014 – December 2017
Optimal maintenance for hardening and early spring growth of golf... Overwintering Finished 1 January 2005 – December 2012
Demonstration trials with winter cover protection Overwintering Finished May 2007 – December 2010
Re-establishment of green turfgrass after winter damage, spring 2009 Overwintering Finished November 2008 – November 2009
Impact of mowing height and late autumn fertilizing on winter survival... Overwintering Finished July 2008 – November 2010
Validation of the GreenCast prediction model for microdochium patch on... Disease control Finished October 2012 - March 2014
Evaluation of fungicides for Nordic golf courses Disease control Ongoing August 2010 - 201X
Selection and management of bentgrass cultivars for genetic and... Disease control Ongoing June 2014 - December 2017
Identification and risk assessment for dollar spot on Scandinavian... Disease control Ongoing April 2014 – January 2016
Testing of alternative plant production products for the control of... Disease control Finished October 2011 – October 2015
Development of methods for non-pesticide weed control on golf course... Disease control Finished February 2008 – May 2013
Integrated pest management within park and golf sector- communication... Disease control Finished April 2011 – March 2012
Leaching of fungicides from golf greens: Quantification and risk... Disease control Finished May 2004 – June 2005
Benefits and environmental risks of fungicide use on Scandinavian golf... Disease control Finished January 2004 – December 2005
Effects of organic amendments and surfactants on hydrophobicity and... Disease control Finished January 2006 – December 2007
Improved strategy for control of Microdochium Nivale on golf courses Disease control Finished January 2006 – December 2008
Evaporative demands and deficit irrigation on sand-based golf greens Water, nutrients, construction Finished July 2008 – December 2012
Fertilizer strategies for golf turf: Implications for physiological... Water, nutrients, construction Finished August 2007 - December 2011
The effects of soil organic matter, content, and quality on soil... Water, nutrients, construction Finished January 1999 – December 2001
Nitrogen utilisation efficiency in different golf green constructions Water, nutrients, construction Finished November 2001 - April 2004
Effects of demand-driven fertilization on growth, appearance, and... Water, nutrients, construction Finished January 2003 – 31 December 2004
Ageing of a sand-based rootzone Water, nutrients, construction Finished June 2007 - December 2008
Experience mapping and multifunctional golf course development -... Multifunctional golf facilities Ongoing August 2011 - January 2015
Preservation of cultural landscapes and cultural heritage elements on... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished January 2009 – April 2013
Interactive map with navigation to learn and understand environmental... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished 2011-2012
Nordic cooperation between authorities and non-governmental... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished January 2010 – May 2011
Multifunctional golf course with unique natural and cultural values Multifunctional golf facilities Finished January 2009 - December 2010
Environmental management programmes for golf facilities - a case study... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished january 2005 - December 2007
The role of golf courses for the support of wetland organisms in... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished May 2006 – Dec. 2006
The influence of golf on nature and environment – analyses and... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished February 2006 – February 2007
Dandelion management at Värpinge golf course Turfgrass Ongoing April 2014 - June 2016
Engineering better irrigation in turf: quantifying impacts of... Water, nutrients, construction Ongoing
Multifunctionality in golf courses – effects of different management... Multifunctional golf facilities Finished April 2014 - March 2016
Sustainable fairway management Turfgrass Ongoing May 2014 - December 2015
GreenCast validation of anthracnose (Colletotrichum graminicola) on... Disease control Finished June 2014 - June 2015
A comparison of the soil surfactant Qualibra and Revolution on... Water, nutrients, construction Finished April 2015 - July 2016
Evaluation of Aquatrols experimental biostimulant formulations on fine... Water, nutrients, construction Ongoing June 2015 - June 2015
SCANGREEN 2015-2018: Turfgrass species, varieties, seed blends and... Turfgrass Ongoing January 2015 - December 2018
Evaluation of the soil surfactant Qualibra on sand-based putting... Water, nutrients, construction Ongoing April 2015 - July 2016
Development of IPM guidelines for golf courses and other green amenity... Disease control Ongoing October 2015 - May 2016
Development of a digital library for winter stress management of turf Overwintering Ongoing August 2015 - December 2016
Risks for surface runoff and leaching of fungicides from golf greens... Disease control Ongoing 2016 -2018
Fairy rings and thatch collapse Disease control Ongoing 1 Nov. 2016 – 1 Nov. 2017