Cricket Pitch Preparation Video

STA (Vic) held a Pitch Preparation Field Day in conjunction with Cricket Victoria and sponsored by Mentay.  The event was held at Melbourne Grammar School, Port Melbourne in September, 2017 and was attended by over 90 delegates involved in a practical day on how to prepare cricket wickets.  John Shannon and Chris Cay ran the day with the help of …

Victorian Invitation to Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forum

STA (Victoria) will hold the Victorian Forum Wednesday 29 November, Packer Park Pavilion, 120 Leila Road, Carnegie, 8.30am – 2.30pm. Toro Australia, Syngenta and STA (Vic) would like to invite representatives from sports fields and grounds, schools, racecourses, maintenance companies, contractors and government departments to attend the Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds (SF&G) forum in Melbourne. Previously the successful SF&G …

Pitch Preparation Day 12th September, 2017

PITCH PREPARATION DAY,  12 SEPTEMBER, 2017 HELD AT MELBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, FLACK PARK, PORT MELBOURNE & SPONSORED BY MENTAY The occasional heavy downpours did not dampen the enthusiasm and passion of the organisers and delegates attending on the day.  We kicked off at 7am with registration and breakfast provided by Melbourne Grammar School catering department.  The objective of the day …

Annual General Meeting & Committee Elections

The AGM was held 24th August, 2017 at the Rosstown Hotel, Carnegie. The meeting agreed unanimously to adopt the updated set of Rules of Association for the Sports Turf Association (Victoria) Inc. which were distributed to members via email. The updated Rules of association are available to all members Election of the Executive Committee and General Committee followed: Re-elected to …

Seminar Wrap Up

The Sports Turf Seminar held 19th July 2017 at AAMI Park delivered important messages and the day flowed smoothly thanks to Master of Ceremonies Darren James. With a mix of speakers covering the primary issues of optimization of ground use and versatility; the appearance of a special guest who made AFL history playing the most games; and some of the …

Sports Turf Seminar – 19th July 2017

SPORTS TURF SEMINAR STA (Vic) is excited to announce the forthcoming Sports Turf Seminar to be held at AAMI Park on Wednesday 19th July, 2017. We proudly partner with Jacobsen again this year as our major sponsor and look forward to hearing from Brent Harvey our guest speaker.  Brent is undoubtedly one of the AFL’s stars of the 21st Century. …

Safety & Education Forum sponsored by Bayer Environmental Science

Wednesday 5th April 2017, 7.30am – 12.00 Midday Holmesglen, Auditorium Building 12.1.01, 595 Waverley Rd Glen Waverley Members Free, Non Members $25.00 per head (incl Buffet breakfast & morning tea) 7.30 Registration & Breakfast in “Zest”- Training Restaurant 8.00 Welcome Danny Edmunds 8.05 – 8.45 Bayer Environmental Science – Bayer Safety advancements to ensure production of safer chemicals Craig Burleigh …

Bayer Turf Field Day

60 people enjoyed unseasonably warm weather at the 6th Bayer Turf Field Day on 16th August. The field day is held at the University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute which is located at Cobbity in south western Sydney. Bayer Turf Field Day 2016  

Disease Diagnosis in Sportsfields

David McGeary, Senior Turf Consultant with ETP Turf covered the following topics in his recent presentation at the Sports Field & Wicket Seminar proudly sponsored by Jacobsen. What causes diseases Importance of disease diagnosis Need for accurate disease identification Steps to take when diagnosing diseases Using this information to control diseases Case studies of disease diagnosis in sportsfields. Click here …