Research

ASTC conducts independent turf research studies with a focus on warm-season turf grasses to meet the needs of the turf industry and end user within Australia and overseas.

We specialise in:

Current research projects

  • Analytical
  • ASTC
  • Auditing
  • Conference
  • Construction
  • Council
  • DNA
  • Maintenance
  • PBR
  • Pests Diseases and Weeds
  • Quality Control
  • Redevelopment
  • Research
  • School
  • Stadium
  • Turf Collection
  • Turf Farm
  • Turf Finder
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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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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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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 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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Completed research projects

  • Analytical
  • ASTC
  • Auditing
  • Conference
  • Construction
  • Council
  • DNA
  • Maintenance
  • PBR
  • Pests Diseases and Weeds
  • Quality Control
  • Redevelopment
  • Research
  • School
  • Stadium
  • Turf Collection
  • Turf Farm
  • Turf Finder
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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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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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Australian Sports Turf Consultants

ASTC provides independent agronomic and specialist sports turf consultancy services.