As the first European Turfgrass Conference
due to a close in Pisa ,
newly elected President Dr Marco Volterrani
congratulated the organising , scientific and editorial teams on the organisation and
success of this first European Turfgrass Conference
During two days 200 scientists , members of the trade and turfgrass professionals from 15 countries, came together to meet ,
exchange experiences and to listen to nearly 80 presentations and posters concerning the latest trends in turf grass science,
developments and environmental issues concerning sustainable development. Dr Volterrani also thanked the Sponsors,
Golden and Silver members for their support with the conference and with the founding of the Society .
This support meant that the original idea launched at a meeting in Verona in December 2005, of founding a European
Society looking at European issues and organising a conference could come to fruition.
During the first Annual General Meeting of the Society ,
the members elected
the president Dr Volterrani
a management board of
Stephen Alderton, Adriano Altissimo (secretary) , Stephen Baker, Stanislav Hejduk, Klaus Muller- Beck,
Alexander Richter, Gerard Van't Klooster and Cilluf Svensson.
Dr Volterrani thanked the secretariat and provisional
Board for their work in founding the Society and also announced that there would be a technical visit and Annual General
Meeting in April 2009 with the second Conference taking place in 2010, he looked forward to seeing everybody then.
proceedings of the conference
collecting all the presentations and posters discussed in Pisa
are available now!
This 198 pages volume contains the papers presented in oral or poster form at the 1st European Turfgrass Society Conference.
Submitted contributions have undergone a review process involving at least two independent reviewers of the Editorial Board.
Only the papers judged suitable for publication appear in this volume.
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