Active Last updated: 16.11.2021
End: dec 2022
Start: jun 2019

A  testing program for turfgrass species and varieties on sand-based golf greens in Scandinavia.

Status Active
External project link Scanturf / ScanGreen website
Start - end date 01.06.2019 - 31.12.2022
Project manager Pia Heltoft Thomsen
Division Division of Food Production and Society
Department Horticulture
Funding source Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF)

SCANGREEN is the Scandinavian testing program for turfgrass species and varieties on sand-based golf greens cut at 3-5 mm. The program was initiated in 2003 and has been running continuously since then, with new test rounds starting every fourth year.

The northern climatic zone is represented by a green at NIBIO Apelsvoll in the eastern part of Norway and at Korpa Golf club, Reykjavik, Iceland. The southern climatic zone is represented by a green at the southern coastline of Norway at NIBIO Landvik and at Smørum Golf Club on the island of Sjælland in Denmark.

The evaluations form the basis for recommended variety lists at www.scanturf.org and www.sterf.org.

10% of SCANGREEN is funded by fees paid by the seed companies entering varieties into the trials, and 90% is funded by the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation (STERF).
 

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