Update Research Project – Milestone Report 4, August 2018

The Sports Turf Association research project on the hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs is now entering its final phase. The 2018 winter assessment has been completed which makes six assessments in total over the past 18 months. The winter assessment has provided several important observations as follows; Encouraging late summer growth and high …

Joe Bolton Toro graduate of the year 2017 USA Trip

STA (Vic) is very proud to bring you a report from Joe Bolton the winner of the Toro Graduate of the Year 2017.  Joe is a fantastic ambassador for the industry and we are pleased to have played a small part in introducing him to the wider industry. We hope you enjoy Joe’s excellent report on his USA adventure and …

HEAD START SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICE OR TRAINEE PROGRAM

Head Start is a new model of school-based training that aims to provide students with increased work exposure.  It targets priority industries and traditional trades, offering students the ability to experience a trade and gain valuable experience in a competitive job market.  This enables secondary school students to stay at school an extra year to finish their VCAL, VCE or …

Pitch Preparation Day

held at MELBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FLACK PARK TODD ROAD, PORT MELBOURNE 11th September 2018 7.00am – 3.00pm    Australia has been a major nation in global cricket for over a century.  Much of this success is due to the quality of the grounds prepared and used by the ‘grass roots’ levels of the sport.  Today we have even higher standards …

Advanced Seed Information Session – latest seed trends and turf seed varieties

Advanced Seed invite you to attend an informative morning to share views and discuss the latest seed trends and turf seed varieties. Guest Speaker is Dr. Leah Brilman Seed Research Director from Seed Research of Oregon. Tuesday 28th August, 2018 at the Essendon Football Club, Hi Marque Room, Windy Hill RSVP only via Advanced Seed – Tim Stephens Email: tim@adseed.com.au …

Notice of AGM sent to Members 26th June 2018

NOTICE OF STA (VIC) INC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CALL FOR EXECUTIVE & GENERAL COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS Wednesday 25th July, 2018, 8.00am-8.15am, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Olympic Room,  Level 2, This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the MCG commencing at 8.00am sharp prior to the Sports Turf Seminar. The Sports Turf Seminar will follow at 8.15 am and we …

STA (Vic) Research Project: Compare hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs. Part 1: Soil Parameters

This article is the first of a two part series on the study being undertaken and presents the soils data collected over the first 12 months. Part 2 will look at the data collected on surface quality parameters including turf composition, wear, traction and turf health. Turfgrass Article June 2018 Authors: John Neylan and David Nickson Project is funded by …

Research Project Milestone Report 3

“Compare possible hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs” Sports Turf Association Victoria Milestone Report 3 STA (Vic) Sportsfield Construction and Hours of Use Project Milestone Report 3 March 2018