About us

The Association of European Turfgrass Producers, ETP, was formed on the 24th of November 2014 in Pisa. Its role is to connect the 700 or more turf growers throughout Europe, many of whom are quite isolated in terms of their geography, and in terms of their interaction with other growers. Bringing all those turf growers together will create a group with considerable potential for pooling resources, learning from each other, and tackling the issues facing our industry.

The social element of the Association is important because that’s where some of the most fruitful conversations can be had… and where the most useful contacts can be made.

The work of ETP will complement the role of national turf associations who are providing an excellent regional service to their members. On a European scale ETP will reinforce and strengthen this increasingly important industry. One of the advantages of a European association is that growers from different countries can talk openly to each other with less fear of giving ideas to a competitor.  ETP intends to form relationships and partnerships with existing bodies to ensure the mutual exchange of information for the benefit of all turf growers.

Unleash the power of unity with ETP

Dive into the vibrant community of the Association of European Turfgrass Producers (ETP), connecting over 700 turf growers across Europe since 2014. Break free from isolation and join a dynamic network that pools resources, encourages mutual learning, and collectively addresses industry challenges. Explore the social fabric where meaningful conversations thrive, complementing the efforts of national associations on a European scale. ETP fosters open dialogue among growers, promoting innovation without fear of competition. Join us today to grow, collaborate, and innovate in the turf industry!

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The ecologically sustainable surface for sports, landscapes and gardens

At the European Turfgrass Producers Association (E.T.P.), we are proud to be the only organization in Europe devoted exclusively to supporting turfgrass producers and their suppliers. Our commitment is anchored in promoting Natural Turfgrass as the premier choice for an ecologically sustainable surface, ideal for sports arenas, landscapes, and gardens.

We understand the significance of Natural Turfgrass not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its environmental benefits. It plays a crucial role in carbon sequestration, temperature regulation, and biodiversity support, making it an indispensable element in our pursuit of ecological sustainability.

To bolster the industry and foster an environment of continuous learning and collaboration, E.T.P. is organizing annual farm tours. These tours offer our members a unique opportunity to visit various turf farms across Europe, gaining firsthand insights into innovative practices and the latest advancements in turfgrass cultivation.

Furthermore, every three years, we host an extensive turf and machinery show, which has become a cornerstone event for our association. This event assembles industry professionals from across the continent, showcasing the latest turfgrass technology and machinery. It serves as an invaluable platform for networking, sharing knowledge, and fostering partnerships, ultimately driving forward the growth and development of our members’ businesses.

Through these initiatives, E.T.P. is dedicated to stimulate the turfgrass industry, ensuring that our members remain at the forefront of best practices and sustainable solutions. We are committed to promoting the exchange of information and ideas, which is essential for the continual improvement and success of all our members in this dynamic industry.