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Land Assessment in Caboolture

ASTC was engaged by Metro North Hospital and Health Service to undertake a land assessment of a parcel of land located within the Caboolture State High School at Lee Street, Caboolture QLD 4510. ASTC was requested to undertake a detailed agronomic assessment of the site, including of the soil, grass and weed species present, to enable the site to be reinstated after the installation and use of a ...
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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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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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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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Monster Jam

Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) was engaged by the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC) to conduct an independent agronomic sports field assessment of the natural turf playing surface pre- and post- the 2015 Monster Jam World Tour held in Brisbane on 3 October 2015. The purpose of the visits was to independently assess surface hardness, compaction, soil moisture and hydraulic...
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Sportsfield Planning Study

LCC - CEC Clark Oval
Sportsfield Planning Study for LCC Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) was recently engaged to compile a Sportsfield Planning Study for Logan City Council (LCC). The study was for the proposed reconfiguration and upgrade of CEC Clark Oval to facilitate possible play of Junior Rugby League in the future. ASTC staff visited the site, which is also located within the Beenleigh Little Athletics...
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Australia’s Warm-Season Turf GRC Collection – ASTC

Following consultation and lengthy discussions with the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) Office within IP Australia, approval has been given for Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) to take ownership and control of the former Redlands Warm-Season Turfgrass Collection. The collection, arguably the largest ...
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Four new varieties are published in Australia’s PVJ

New varieties published in Australia’s Plant Breeder’s Rights PVJ Today saw four new varieties that ASTC was the Qualified Person (QP) for published in Australia's latest Plant Varieties Journal (PVJ). The journal which is produced by IP Australia contains technical information on recently trialled varieties for the purpose of Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) in Australia. ASTC was contracted by U...
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