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 …

Memorandum of Understanding between Parks & Leisure Australia (VIC/TAS) and STA (VIC)

Building a strong sport and leisure sector  Recently an MOU was signed between the two parties.  The MOU is designed to strengthen the partnership and collaboration between PLA Vic./Tas and STA (Vic) in acknowledgement of:- The crossover in the memberships of each organisation The similar items of interest of the memberships of each organisation The opportunities to jointly support and …

Bayer Safety and Education Forum

STA Victoria held a Safety & Education Forum at Holmesglen’s Glen Waverley campus this month with major sponsor Bayer Environmental Science. The premise of the day was to discuss with guests the importance of safety when using chemicals in the workplace, something greenkeepers, groundsmen and superintendents do nearly every day of their job. Bayer’s Territory Sales Manager for Turf, Craig …

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 …

Expressions of Interest – Research Project

RESEARCH PROJECT TITLE:  “Compare possible hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs”. With increased usage of all sports field surfaces in Victoria including cricket, soccer, AFL football etc., the requirement for contemporary construction types that can cope with increased usage both in player numbers and hours of use and specific turf maintenance inputs has increased …

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  

Press Release – STA (Vic) Research Project

POA ANNUA CONTROL IN WARM-SEASON GRASS SPORTSFIELDS Final Report May 2016  The Sports Turf Association (Vic) is the peak industry body representing commercial turf managers and practitioners in the state of Victoria. During 2015 and 2016 the Sports Turf Association (VIC) funded a 12 month research trial to study the efficacy of several pre and post emergent herbicides for the …

Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety

The Sports Turf Association Victoria is a proud supporter of Pro-Visual Publishing and its annual release of the Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety.  The 2016/17 edition of the Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety covers the most relevant workplace health and safety issues in the industry. Topics in this year’s guide focus on the ride-on mower safety, incident management …