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Celebrating Another Successful Symposium

The 25th Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (OTS) took place on Wednesday February 17 and Thursday February 18, 2016 at the University of Guelph's Rozanski Hall.   We welcomed over 375 attendees this year from the golf, lawn care, nursery sod, recreational facilities and sports turf industries and from the turf sciences.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  Thank you to all who attended, participated in and sponsored this successful event!  

Save the Date:  February 22 - 23, 2017

Planning has already begun for 2017.   Please save the date and plan on joining us next winter for the 26th Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium tentatively scheduled for Wednesday February 22 and Thursday February 23, 2017.  For updates on the 2017 program, please Join Our Mailing List.  

About the Ontario Turfgrass Symposium  

The Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium provides delegates with sessions offering valuable insight on topics and issues critical to today's turfgrass practitioner.   The University of Guelph, an international leader in the turf sciences, hosts the Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (OTS) at Rozanski Hall.  

Delegates can expect to grow as turfgrass professionals through high-quality sessions focussed on expanding their expertise and enhancing their technical skills.  The symposium will also provide opportunities for attendees to network with colleagues in the turf profession and leaders in the turf sciences.  OTS is your destination for top notch training.  

We look forward to welcoming delegates who work, study and research in the areas of:  Sports turf;  Recreational facilities;  Lawn care; Golf; and Nursery sod.

OTS Partner Associations

The Ontario Turfgrass Symposium is presented by:

 OTS 2016 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2016 OTS sponsors: 



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Phone: 519-767-5000
Fax: 519-767-1114
Mail: Open Learning and Educational Support, University of Guelph, 160 Johnston Hall, Guelph ON N1G 2W1

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