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Bribie Island Soccer Field Redevelopment

MBRC have engaged ASTC to undertake a pre-works site investigation and soil testing to then provide technical specifications in the redevelopment of Soccer Field 1 within the Bribie Island Soccer Club. Quality Control inspections will also be undertaken during the redevelopment to assist Council.

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Soil Testing in the Isaac Region

ASTC have been engaged by Isaac Regional Council to visit the region and collect soil samples from their sports fields for nutritional testing. Isaac Council has requested independent testing and recommendations to maintain and improve their sporting facilities.

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Speaker’s Green Redevelopment

Queensland Parliamentary Service engaged ASTC to assess the Speaker’s Green within Queensland’s Parliament House and provide recommendations and technical specifications for its redevelopment.

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Nudgee Recreation Reserve

Brisbane City Council (BCC) engaged ASTC to provide specialist soil and sports turf services for the design of the 9-hectare sports fields to be constructed at Nudgee.

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Sports Field Topdressing Trial

ASTC organised a sand blend topdressing trial to be setup within South East Queensland. The trial, endorsed by Brisbane City Council, was established to compare 4 sand topdressing blends to be able to demonstrate product differences to Council and sporting clubs.

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Ryan Tracey joins ASTC

ASTC would like to welcome Ryan Tracey to the Team. Ryan is a qualified superintendent and comes to ASTC with over 12 years’ experience in

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QSAC Bermudagrass Trial

Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC) engaged ASTC to manage a comparative 12 month study on assessing different types of couches (bermudagrasses). The project was designed to help QSAC management choose a suitable grass for turf replacement of their Main Field in 2022.

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South Pine Sports Complex Soccer 2

ASTC were engaged by Moreton Bay Regional Council to undertake a pre-works site investigation, survey works, to prepare detailed specifications and BOQ for tender use, and quality control checks during the construction and consolidation period.

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Marist College Ashgrove Sporting Fields

Marist College Ashgrove (MCA) in Brisbane engaged ASTC to undertake a series of face-to-face meeting with key stakeholders within the College, audit and conduct nutritional testing of their 7 sports fields and provide an annual sports turf maintenance program.

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St Peters Lutheran College

ASTC was engaged to undertake an independent review of St Peters Lutheran College (SPLC) Indooroopilly Ovals including Mayer, Stolz and Harts Road. The review included meetings with key SPLC staff, sports field auditing, soil nutritional testing and provision of an annual turf maintenance plan.

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Ormiston College’s New Sports Fields

ASTC has been engaged by Rohrig (QLD) Pty Ltd to provide specialist turf consultancy services for the construction and maintenance of new sports fields at Ormiston College in Ormiston, QLD. The fields include a large 1.5-hectare multi-use sports field and a natural turf field inside the new tartan athletics track.

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Five Sports Field Redevelopment Projects

In September 2019 ASTC commenced a busy sports field redevelopment period with works being conducted at Annerley Football Club (Annerley), Pine Hills Football Club (Bunya), North Pine Football Club (Dakabin), Northlakes Rugby League Football Club, (North Lakes) and Caboolture Junior Rugby League (Caboolture).

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Yates New Frontier Buffalo

ASTC has been appointed as Principal Turf Consultant by New Frontier Brands Pty Ltd to lead and implement an international Research and Development and Quality Control program.

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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

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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

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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

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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.)

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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

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Shear Strength Tester

ASTC Director Matt Roche recently attended the 2016 Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Conference which was held in San Diego, USA 19-22 Jan. A clear

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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

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Sportsfield Planning Study

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

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Turf and Music in Logan

Australian Sports Turf Consultants (ASTC) was called upon to conduct an independent sport field audit of the 3 fields located at Logan Brothers Rugby League

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Townsville Turf Club (TTC)

ASTC Director Matt Roche has been contracted to provide independent advice on suitable turfgrass selection for the redevelopment of Townsville Turf Club (Cluden Park Racetrack).

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Turf DNA Testing

ASTC has a Research Agreement with The University of Queensland’s (UQ) main commercialisation company UniQuest to deliver a reputable DNA testing service for the wider Australian turfgrass industry.

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STA QLD Silver Partner

Australian Sports Turf Consultants has once again signed up as a Silver Partner for 2015-2016 to support the Sports Turf Association Queensland. STA QLD is a

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UQ Sportsfield Specifications

ASTC has been contracted by The University of Queensland (UQ) to independently assess and prepare tender documentation for the redevelopment of the sportsfields at William

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Metrosiderous PBR varieties

Waterworth’s Nursery in the Glass House Mountains has engaged ASTC Director Matt Roche, a Qualified Person (QP), for Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) testing of their

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Peel Developments

Peel Developments have called upon ASTC to provide turf and landscape installation advice across their growing portfolio across South East Queensland. With innovative and cutting

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Yaralla Sports Club

Yaralla Sports Club Yaralla Sports Club is located in Gladstone South, Queensland. The sports club has a membership base of over 45,000 members and the

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Eco Turf PBR Trail

A four year Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage project was conducted by turf researchers at The University of QLD and the former QLD State Government

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TAP Accreditation Process (TAP)

TAP is a voluntary process that allows turf enterprises to identify themselves as more sustainable and profitable farming enterprises, creating a distinct competitive advantage with

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Ryegrass germination study

Barenbrug Australia (formerly Heritage Seeds) engaged ASTC to undertake two ryegrass oversowing trials (i) to compare 5 observational ryegrasses and (ii) in the main trial, to compare and measure the performance of 9 sports turf ryegrasses under South East Queensland growing conditions.

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New Buffalograss

ASTC’s Matt Roche was the Qualified Person (QP) for the testing and registration of Australia’s new Stenotaphrum secundatum (buffalograss) variety ‘TBLL’,

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