For ASTC to provide independent monthly data collection and reporting to compare 7 different Cynodon spp. (green couch and hybrid) grasses (reportedly) suitable for sports turf.
ASTC assisted QSAC Ground Manager Matthew Oliver with turfgrass selection and procurement of the grasses for the trial which was established by QSAC Ground Staff in August 2020. Data collection commenced in November 2020 after some time was allowed for the grasses to settle and establish.
Funding to undertake the trial was provide by QSAC for the first 12 months. The trial extension into its second year has been jointly funded by the Sports Turf Association QLD (STA QLD) and Sports Turf Association NSW (STA NSW).
The trial area is being maintained by QSAC Ground Staff under their normal turf maintenance program.
Below is a summary of the most recent collated monthly data showing the performance of the seven (7) turfgrass varieties being studied within the replicated trial.
This trial has been made possible by: