Next year STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) celebrates 75 years in the turfgrass industry. To mark this milestone a programme of events is planned that will run throughout 2004, starting with a celebration launch at the BTME/ClubHouse Show at Harrogate in January.
All four issues of International Turfgrass Bulletin magazine, along with the STRI’s website, will carry special features highlighting the key developments and major achievements in the industry from 1929 to present times, alongside the regular editorial.
The October Bulletin will be increased in size to act as a commemorative record for the 75th Anniversary. Over the years STRI’s unique position has enabled close ties to be formed with many eminent individuals and organisations throughout the turfgrass world. Some of these key players will be invited to submit editorial for inclusion in this issue, to reflect the past and future of the sports turf and amenity sectors worldwide.
To coincide with the publication of this commemorative edition, STRI is holding its official celebrations in October around the ‘Open Day‘ on Wednesday 6th, followed by a dinner in the evening.
A special logo has been created to mark the event, which will appear on all literature over the next twelve months.