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Turf Finder

Turf Finder is an independent turf web site, developed by by Matt Roche, Director of Australian Sports Turf Consultants, to assist home owners and professional turf managers in selecting the best available turf grass variety to meet their needs. Turf Finder provides factual information on commercially available grasses being sold by professional turf producers locally and from across Australia. ...
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Aussie turf collection is set to help Wimbledon

All England Lawn Tennis Club is looking down under where the grass may be greener The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI Australia) was approached by The All England Lawn Tennis Club to undertake research and development trials on suitable turf species and varieties that show potential for use within a lawn tennis environment. The purpose of the trial is to identify if a number of different tur...
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Noosa Council – Sports Field Auditing

Last week ASTC delivered their findings to Noosa Council and the shires sporting clubs following their agronomic audit of their sports facilities. ASTC was engaged by Noosa Council to undertake a comprehensive independent sports field audit of the 22 natural turf sporting fields located within Noosa. Following the completion of the auditing and submission of reports, ASTC Director Matt Roche gave ...
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National Sports Convention – Why new sports turf varieties

Why new sports turf varieties? Following attendance and presenting at the recent National Sports Convention, the answer was clear: SYNTHETICS Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) Director Matt Roche often gets asked by members of the turf industry, why do we need new sports turf varieties and what is wrong with what we have? This is a fair question particularly if you are a turf producer. St...
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ASTC becomes a GCSAQ Supporter

Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) has become a Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAQ) Supporter for their 2016-2017 year. The GCSAQ is an association for Queensland golf course sperintendents to meet, discuss and enhance their greenkeeping skills and to foster the professionalism of turf management while continuing to provide great golf courses across QLD. ASTC Director Matt Ro...
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East Brisbane FC

Australian Sports Turf Consultants was called upon to undertake an independent assessment of the playing field surface, including turf quality and soil nutritional status, of East Brisbane Football Club's number 2 field. The assessment was requested to determine suitable sports turf varieties that would meet site conditions, the clubs available resources and expected usage before redevelopment wor...
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National Sports Convention

ASTC Director Matt Roche is to present at the National Sports Convention to be held on the 23 and 24 June 2016 at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney, Australia. The two day convention is a dedicated sport and recreation management conference and expo aimed at focusing on how to encourage more people to play, recreate and participate in sport and hat facilities, solutions and infrastructure are needed t...
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Mechanisms of Wear Tolerance

Wear damage is one of the biggest problems associated with continuous use on sports and recreational turfgrass fields. Wear tolerance of 8 bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.) genotypes including 6 ecotypes collected from regional Australia and two commercial cultivars were evaluated in the field. Green cover after wear treatment of ecotypes 394 and MED3 was over 50% higher than the lowest genotypes. The w...
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Sports Turf Association QLD

Australian Sports Turf Consultants has once again committed to support the Queensland chapter of the Sports Turf Association in 2016-2017. STA QLD is an association created to provide a network of turf grounds managers who are involved in managing sports and passive turf facilities in Queensland. STA QLD is a ‘not-for-profit’ association committed to provide education, training opportunities and e...
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