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ASTC has moved to Willawong office

On 23 October 2018 ASTC moved from their Holland Park office to their new premises located at 2/60 Gardens Drive, Willawong QLD 4110. After spending 2 years at the Logan Road office in Holland Park, ASTC Director Matt Roche chose the option to expand their facility to meet the growing demand of the business. The new warehouse has ampule office space, storage, a meeting room and supplementary areas...
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Where’s Wally now – Sir Walter PBR has ended

After 20 years of Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) protection in Australia, Sir Walter's PBR expired on 28 March 2018. The Stenotaphrum secundatum buffalo variety has been a significant contributor to the growth and development of the Australian turf production industry. As of August 2017, over 70 million square metres of Sir Walter had been sold across Australia. The significant sales were ar...
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Turf Finder helping to educate at Grovely TAFE

Helping Turf Education at Grovely TAFE   Following recent discussions between Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) Director Matt Roche and Grovely TAFE Sports Turf Management Teacher John Hagan (pictured) it was time to resurrect the turf plots located at TAFE Queensland's Grovely Campus, Mitchelton QLD. The turf plots have served as an education source for many years for both go...
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ASTC provides strength to AusGAP

AusGAP Independent Auditing Program kicks off 2018 AusGAP - The Australian Genetic Assured Purity Turf Accreditation Program, is a quality control system that has been adopted by some of Australia’s premier turf grass producers. It covers business compliance in quality control, WH&S, environmental stewardship and general business practices to ensure that customers receive the best in prod...
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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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