15th ITRC dates

12-16 July 2025


Karuizawa Price Hotel West
1016-87 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun Nagano, 389-0193 Japan
(1.5 hours west of Tokyo by Hokuriku Shinkansen)


International Turfgrass Society (ITS) / Japanese Society of Turfgrass Science (JSTS)

Anticipated countries and participants

30 countries and 500 attendees

Conference Program

Time Program (concurrent sessions)
July 12 Sat. PM Opening Ceremony, Keynote speeches, Oral Research presentations, Conference reception
July 13 Sun. All day Practitioner seminar (more details below), Oral & Poster Research presentations
July 14 Mon. AM Graduate student presentation contest, Oral & Poster Research presentations
July 14 Mon. PM Oral & Poster Research presentations
July 15 Tue. All day Technical tour (1) Saitama area, (2) Nagano area, (3) Family Nagano Sightseeing Tour
July 16 Wed. AM Zoysiagrass symposium, Oral & Poster Research presentations
July 16 Wed. PM ITS quadrennial meeting, Graduate Student Contest Awards, Farewell party

Practitioner seminar: Speaker will be researcher, companies that have provided significant sponsorship and practitioner.
More details of the program in PDF file

Practitioner seminar

  • Date: 13 July 2025 (Translation into Japanese and English will be provided)
  • Venue: Karuizawa Price Hotel West
  • Target participants: Turf management practitioner (superintendents, green keepers, groundmen, etc.) and academic and industry decision makers.
  • Contents: Sponsoring companies will have a chance to introduce their technologies, products, and latest research results to practitioners in turfgrass management. Presentations will be translated to Japanese and English by the ITRC organizers.

2025 ITRC Graduate Student Competition Website Information

A Graduate Student Competition will once again take place at the 2025 ITRC. Competitions will be held for oral presentations and entrants will be divided into multiple categories based on their topic of research. The top contestants in each category will receive a complimentary ITS student membership and a modest cash prize. The presenting author of an accepted manuscript must be a graduate student at the time of the 2025 ITRC to be eligible for the competition. To enroll in the Graduate Student Competition, please click ‘I would like to enroll in the graduate student competition’ while registering for the conference on the website: