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Publication on the Special edition of the Crop Science Journal

Publication on the Special edition of the Crop Science Journal

Abstract presented and accepted in the “special issue” of Crop Science Journal dedicated to the 5th European Turfgrass Society (ETS) Conference which will take place in Algarve (PT) in January 2017.Full paper deadline 15th March 2016; Notification of acceptance October 15 2016; Expected publication January 15th 2017.

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Scientific publication on the 5th ETS conference

Scientific publication on the 5th ETS conference

“Satellite monitoring of turfgrass sod production: image analysis, interpretation and new sod-specific vegetational indices”, F. Lulli, C. de Bertoldi, J.M. Lopez, G. Pons, D. Micallef, European Turfgrass Conference 2016. An oral presentation will be given in June 2016.

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M24 meeting

The M24 meeting was held in Venice, and was hosted by SME partner BOTTOS (Northern Italy) on the 28th January 2016. This final meeting served as a handing over of all the research and technological owrk carried out by RTD partners ATEKNEA, EDMA and TURFE to the SME partners. The RTD partners demonstrated to the SMEs how the system should be installed and all the features of the fianl prototype were explained. furthermore, a demonstration of the full system, including the wired and wireless hardware, upgraded website and interface to the expert...

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SodSat Technical article on the TPI Turf News magazine

SodSat Technical article on the TPI Turf News magazine

EU project tackles growing pains”, Technical article by Dr Claudia Bertoldi (TURFE) on the TPI Turf News magazine, Sep Oct 2015 edition.  TPI’s flagship publication, Turf News magazine is the most highly respected and widely read publication in the production of turfgrass. More than 1,300 turfgrass professionals receive Turf News magazine and hold on to it for reference all year long. The bi-monthly magazine focuses on the business of turfgrass by targeting farm owners and managers. The people involved in growing and selling...

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M21 meeting

The M21 meeting was held in Marina di Ginosa, and was hosted by SME partner PLANTEC (Southern Italy) on the 20th October 2015. During this technical meeting both technical as well as exploitation and dissemination issues were discussed. The exploitation committee discussed the dissemination activities that were planned for the final three months. Mr Agius presented the technical work finished so far by the RTD partners. The progress of MS2 (Final data and statistical analysis on turf measurement) and MS5 (SodSat software), and the purchase of...

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GARDEX – International Garden Expo Tokyo

GARDEX – International Garden Expo Tokyo

GARDEX – International Garden Expo Tokyo is a 3 day event held from 14th October to the 16th October 2015 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition in Chiba, Japan. The show serves as the gateway to the Japanese market for overseas garden products exporters. Ms Borjanka Nikolova from SME partners ARTHAUS gave a presentation at the event related to the uses and benefits of the SodSat system for turf growers. The feedback received from the event was favourable and a lot of interest was generated. Leaflets and newsletters were...

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ETS Field Days 2015

ETS Field Days 2015

The Division of Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) organized and hosted the 4th ETS Field Days 2015 between 6-8 October 2015. Every two years, ETS runs its Field Days in one of its member countries, to promote the exchange of information among turfgrass specialists and this was the fourth event of a successful sequence started in Valencia, Spain (2009), Ghent, Belgium (2011), and Monte Carlo, Monaco (2013). The seminar keynote theme was: “Sustainability and Grass” and the focus lied on discussion of...

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M18 meeting

The M18 meeting was held in Vienna, and was hosted by SME partner RICHTER RASEN SRO. During this general meeting both technical as well as exploitation and dissemination issues were discussed. The next 2 milestones to be reached, as per DoW, are MS2 (Final data and statistical analysis on turf measurement) and MS5 (SodSat software). Both of these milestones will be reached by M19 (i.e. August 2015). Partners discussed the dissemination activities that are planned for the coming months. The poster has been uploaded on the project website,...

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M15 meeting

M15 meeting

The M15 meeting was held in Lisbon, and was hosted by TECMIC-TECNOLOGIAS DE MICROELECTRONICA SA. During this technical meeting both technical and non-technical issues were discussed. The assessment report received by REA for the first reporting period was discussed, and the corrective measures to be taken were noted. The consortium presented their dissemination activities carried out so far, and agreed on the future dissemination tasks that need to be held, such as technical and scientific publications, as well as attendance in conferences and...

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Scandinavian Turf Producer Association convention (Norsk Gartnerforbund)

Scandinavian Turf Producer Association convention (Norsk Gartnerforbund)

On 4-6 March 2015, the Scandinavian Turf Producer Association convention and meeting was held in Svalbard Norway. The study trip was hosted at Hotel Longyearbyen. Professor Roland von Bothmer (Senior Advisor at the Global Seed Vault Svalbard), gave out a presentation about the Svalbard global seed. Participants were also given a guided tour and information about the world’s northernmost satellite station; SvalSat. On the 6th of March, partner Østfold Gress, Mr Johnny Trandem gave out a presentation on Sodsat and the benefits that such a...

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