International Turfgrass Society

The International Turfgrass Society (ITS) is a not-for-profit scientific organization established in 1969 to encourage research and education in turfgrass science, and to promote personal communication among the international community of turfgrass researchers by organizing international conferences to present turfgrass research and information on all phases of turfgrass production and use.

To this end, International Turfgrass Research Conferences (ITRC) are held at 4-year intervals. The hosts for past conferences have been England (1969), the United States (1973, 1993, 2017), Germany (1977), Canada (1981, 2001), France (1985), Japan (1989), Australia (1997), U.K. (2005), Chile (2009), and China (2013).

The next ITRC will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in July 2022 (postponed from July 2021). Details can be found at the conference website (  

Membership Renewal  Renew your membership (or sign up for a new membership) for US$325 for 2018-2022. This covers the next International Turfgrass Research Conference which will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-15, July, 2022. The 2025 meeting is scheduled for Japan.

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