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.

Project Brief

For ASTC to provide independent data collection and reporting, over a minimum 12-month period, 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.

The trial area is being maintained by QSAC Ground Staff under their normal turf maintenance program.

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