Grass collection, irriplaceable part of local turf industry

ONE of the most important assets of the Australian turfgrass industry -- the Australian Warm-Season Turf Genetic Resource Centre -- is managed by Queensland-based Matt Roche and his business Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC). The collection houses some 160 varieties of turfgrasses comprising of 15 genus and 27 species.
ONE of the most important assets of the Australian turfgrass industry -- the Australian Warm-Season Turf Genetic Resource Centre -- is managed by Queensland-based Matt Roche and his business Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC). The collection houses some 160 varieties of turfgrasses comprising of 15 genus and 27 species.
19 Apr 17 planned turf, drainage and irrigation systems upgrade would turn Napier's McLean Park into "one of the best regional/provincial stadiums in New Zealand". The work – including laying a...
18 Apr 17 Racing Queensland (RQ) and Brisbane Racing Club have announced the reinstatement of Official Barrier Trials at the state’s leading venues of Doomben and Eagle Farm. The trials will...
11 Apr 17 Last year Melbourne's population grew by 2.4 per cent – twice the pace of the rest of Australia. Of the nation's 30 largest cities, Melbourne was also the fastest-growing. Geelong was...
COLBINABBIN will play its first HDFNL game for premiership points on its resurfaced M. J. Morgan Oval when it hosts Mount Pleasant under lights this Friday.
The opening of the northern Victorian based Grasshoppers' home ground will be a cause for great celebration for the Colbinabbin community, which has contributed about $250,000 in materials and labour redeveloping the oval.
11 Apr 17 COLBINABBIN will play its first HDFNL game for premiership points on its resurfaced M. J. Morgan Oval when it hosts Mount Pleasant under lights this Friday. The opening of the northern...
06 Apr 17 The Environment Protection Authority has issued the City of Greater Bendigo with a remedial notice requiring it to undertake an environmental audit of Wolstencroft Reserve to determine...
05 Apr 17 Dr. Clint Waltz, University of Georgia and Dr. William Meyer, Rutgers, University were both the proud recipients of TPI’s Turfgrass Educator Award of Excellence. They were recognised for...
The newly released Turf Producers International logo is aimed at increasing the brand awareness of natural turf beyond its members and to include golf course builders and superintendents, groundskeepers, soccer moms, erosion control companies, landscape architects, legislators, lobbyists, developers and homeowners.
04 Apr 17 The newly released Turf Producers International logo is aimed at increasing the brand awareness of natural turf beyond its members and to include golf course builders and...
Track repair work at NZs Awapuni Racecourse will have a silver lining for the course. In 12 months, Awapuni will be the only track in New Zealand to have a short course and a long course, the same as tracks in Asia, according to Palmerston North Race Group chief executive Alasdair​ Robertson.
23 Mar 17 Track repair work at NZs Awapuni Racecourse will have a silver lining for the course. In 12 months, Awapuni will be the only track in New Zealand to have a short course and a long...
06 Mar 17 Ballarat Turf Club will turn back the clock with back-to-back race meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7 & 8. The BTC will have eight races on Tuesday, with the track rated a Good4...
STRI Group has strengthened its Australian operations with three recent appointments.
02 Mar 17 STRI Group has strengthened its Australian operations with three recent appointments.
01 Mar 17 Agriculture Victoria climate agronomist Dale Grey says medium term climate forecasting skill is improving. Agriculture Victoria climate agronomist Dale Grey says medium term climate...
ALBURY Racing Club will press ahead with its comeback race meeting on March 4 after horses returned to the track for jump outs on the upgraded surface on Wednesday.
Three jump outs were conducted at different sections of the track which has undergone a $1.2 million upgrade.
24 Feb 17 ALBURY Racing Club will press ahead with its comeback race meeting on March 4 after horses returned to the track for jump outs on the upgraded surface on Wednesday. Three jump outs were...
Up to 200  soccer players will be forced to train at another ground for around a month after vandals tore up Trekardo Park leaving the soccer pitch unplayable and a safety hazard. Ballarat Soccer Club secretary Shae Frary said the female team turned up for training on Sunday to find the ground damaged after unknown offenders did a series of doughnuts on the once perfect pitch.
20 Feb 17 Up to 200 soccer players will be forced to train at another ground for around a month after vandals tore up Trekardo Park leaving the soccer pitch unplayable and a safety hazard....
17 Feb 17 Today, Living Turf and TurfKeeper Australia have announced a joint venture for future development and distribution of TurfKeeper’s online turf business management software. Australian...
09 Feb 17 Curtin University researchers have found that some plants in Western Australia’s South-West region established under drought conditions are likely to have reduced growth, but be more...
Two long years of hard work culminated with Sunday (February 5) afternoon’s inaugural harness racing meeting on the grass track at Orange’s Towac Park and, appropriately, the opening race of the program was taken out by central west harness racing royalty in the Turnbull family.
06 Feb 17 Two long years of hard work culminated with Sunday (February 5) afternoon’s inaugural harness racing meeting on the grass track at Orange’s Towac Park and, appropriately, the opening...
06 Feb 17 The Dubbo Turf Club has been renovated for the Racing NSW Showcase meeting which is headlined by a $150,000 Country Championships Qualifier with a slow-work track installed as well as a...
02 Feb 17 Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club today announced the launch of The Everest, an exciting new race with prizemoney of $10 million. This not only makes it the richest 1200 metre race...
Bowled over following the news of $10,000 funding support through the NSW Governments Community Building Partnership (CBP) program, members of the Lithgow City Bowling club couldn’t be happier.
The new No 2 green, that will hopefully come into play in February, was an expensive exercise at around $130,000 for the club.
01 Feb 17 Bowled over following the news of $10,000 funding support through the NSW Governments Community Building Partnership (CBP) program, members of the Lithgow City Bowling club couldn’t be...
Stories in the January/February 2017 issue of TurfCraft include renewal of Westpac Stadium turf, the epxeriences of two Dubbo greenkeepers get a taste of city experince as well as the experiences of two Sydney golf course superintentents with extreme heat during January.
01 Feb 17 Stories in the January/February 2017 issue of TurfCraft include renewal of Westpac Stadium turf, the epxeriences of two Dubbo greenkeepers get a taste of city experince as well as the...
Zoysia for greens is the future of golf. We are so excited to introduce these new varieties at the 2017 Golf Industry Show and give attendees the opportunity to see them up close,” renowned turfgrass breeder David Doguet of Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas, says.
01 Feb 17 Zoysia for greens is the future of golf. We are so excited to introduce these new varieties at the 2017 Golf Industry Show and give attendees the opportunity to see them up close,”...
09 Jan 17 Expressions of interest are being called for for an innovative turf research project is aimed at improving on the already existing practical and contemporary construction practices and...
04 Jan 17 What does a developer do when the land they want to build on is a golf course? Move the entire 18-hole course. That is what is being proposed at Cook Cove in Botany, where developers...