Welcome to the 6th ETS Conference 2018! July 2nd - 4th - Manchester, UK

We would like to warmly invite you to participate in the 6th European Turfgrass Society Conference in Manchester (UK) on the 2nd – 4th July, 2018.

This will be an excellent opportunity to present, demonstrate and discuss research, development, applications and the latest innovations in the field of turfgrass.

We would like to strongly encourage you to submit your abstracts and participate to the 6th ETSC in order to share your achievements in the field of turfgrass.

Information on submission guidelines for authors will be provided soon.


We look forward to welcoming you in Manchester in July 2018!


The 6th European Turfgrass Society Research Conference

The European Turfgrass Society are pleased to welcome ETS members and other turfgrass specialists to the 6th ETS Conference 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The ETS organizes its scientific turfgrass conference every two years. Italy (2008), France (2010), Norway (2012), Germany (2014) and Portugal (2016) were the previous hosts of this international conference. The UK has been chosen to host the event in 2018, from 2nd-4th July 2018. The meeting venue is the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, a 4 star hotel situated in Deansgate in the heart of the city of Manchester, ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the many tourist attractions and retail facilities nearby.

The Organising Committee with Dr Stewart Brown, as convener, is preparing this international congress under the theme: “Different Shades of Green” for the many, varied sports surfaces, and amenity facilities our industry encompasses. The UK has a long history association with turfgrass and boasts some of the most prestigious sporting venues in the world. Manchester itself, is home to two major Premiership football teams (Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC), a County Cricket Ground (Lancashire CCC) and has good rail and road connections to “England’s Golf Coast” which has three Open Venues, Royal Liverpool GC, Royal Lytham & St Anne’s GC and Royal Birkdale GC.

Manchester is a city in England, United Kingdom within an urban area with a population of 2.55 million. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about AD 79. It was historically a part of Lancashire and its urbanisation was accelerated by the textile manufacturing industry, during the Industrial Revolution, resulting in it becoming the worlds first industrialised city. Manchester is the third-most visited city in the UK, after London and Edinburgh. It is notable for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections.

The ETS Conferences are the forum par excellence for scientists, consultants, companies and practitioners to discuss technical issues related with the study of turfgrass. Hosting the 6th ETS Conference 2018, it is our ambition to provide a forum to spread innovative applications for the benefit of the turfgrass industry promoting the exchange of information among turfgrass specialists from universities, official organisations and private companies.


Welcome to the 6th ETS Conference 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom

Website Link: www.visitmanchester.com


The venue:

Renaissance Manchester City Hotel, United Kingdom.

CONVENER: Dr. Stewart Brown (Myerscough College)

SCIENTIFIC COORDINATORS: Prof. Bernd Leinauer (New Mexico State Univ.); Prof. Carlos Guerrero (Univ. of Algarve)

EVENT SECRETARIAT: Dr. Claudia de Bertoldi (Turf Europe)


Technical Tour (TBC) include visits to:

  • Sports Turf Research Institute STRI
  • Manchester City FC Stadium / Training Ground

6th ETS Research Conference KEY Dates:

Opening for titles and abstract submission: November 27th 2017
Deadline for manuscripts and extended abstracts: March 2nd 2018
First review (extended abstracts and manuscripts) back to authors: April 15th 2018
Deadline to submit revised manuscripts and extended abstracts: May 1st 2018
Final decision on manuscripts and extended abstracts: May 15th 2018

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