Welcome to the 32nd Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium at the University of Guelph!

Registration and conference sessions will be held on campus at Rozanski Hall. Parking has been secured in P13 at the University of Guelph, a short walk from Rozanski Hall. Visit our Campus Map page for a more detailed view of the University of Guelph campus.

We have an exciting lineup of speakers and sessions for this year's conference. Visit our Sessions page for details.


Session Highlights

Real Issues or Fake News: An Overview of Nematodes and Bacterial Pathogens in Turfgrass Systems

  • Dr. Jim Kerns, Professor and Extension Specialist | NC State University Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Specs for Success: Sod Installations for Municipalities

  • Panel Discussion: Mike Schiedel, Greenhorizons | Chris Spere, City of Kitchener | Gavin Vermeer, City of Waterloo | Dr. Sean Kelly, University of Guelph

The Leading Edge of Information

As Canada’s foremost event for the turf sector—including lawn care, sports turf, golf, recreation facilities and nursery sod—the annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium offers sessions on the latest research and innovations in turf management.


Previous Program Schedules

News & Updates

Early Bird Deadline

We've extended our Early Bird registration deadline to Friday, February 10. Don't miss out! Register today.

CEC Summary

IPM CECs have been posted! See our Schedule at a Glance for each day on our Sessions page.

Conference Details

Location: Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
Dates: Wednesday, February 22 to Thursday, February 23, 2023
Parking: P13

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Man mowing a large area of grass.About the Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (OTS)

Designed for turfgrass professionals—in partnership with Sports Turf Canada, Ontario Recreation Facilities Association, Nursery Sod Growers Association, Professional Lawn Care Association of Ontario, and the Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation—the annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (OTS) is hosted by the Guelph Turfgrass Institute at the University of Guelph, an international leader in the turf sciences.

Take advantage of a great opportunity to grow as a turfgrass professional, network with colleagues in the turf profession, and expand your expertise. Attend a variety of high-quality sessions focusing on the areas of sports turf, recreational facilities, lawn care, golf course, and nursery sod.

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