# East West Link may cause club losses

Melbourne’s proposed East West link is set to cause a loss of seven sporting ovals at Royal Park. To make way for the 18km motorway and tunnel that will connect the western suburbs to the Eastern Freeway, 10 sporting clubs will have to find new homes. Fortunately, the state government has provided a $15 million package for sporting clubs and …

# Natural turf grounds & Injuries. Part 1

For several years, the University of Ballarat has been investigating the links between ground conditions and injury in football. I live in Ballarat, and when I finished a long career as a teacher of turf management in 2008, I was fortunate enough to be taken on at UB as a PhD student to study the effects of agronomic (soil and …

# NMIT courses for 2014

Further enhance your knowledge and skills with NMIT! Your specialist career starts here. Use your eye for excellence in the world of sports and your interest in horticulture and facilities management to excel in your career as a Sports Turf Management specialist. Become the next renowned sports turf manager of some of the biggest and best sporting grounds around the …

# STA Member survey

Do you want to have your feedback heard? Please click on the following link to complete a short member survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CLYBTCS  

# Turf industry assessment guides

National Turf Industry Delivery & Assessment Guides – Cert 111 Sports Turf Management These were agreed upon in December 2012. Click on the above link to download further information.

DPI announces Carbendazim restrictions

Controls on the fungicide carbendazim have been improved following a review of the chemical by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). As of 25 January, the APVMA has restricted the horticultural and turf uses of carbendazim and extended health warnings on the label. For information go to the DPI website

Vote to change the association name

  TGAA WA and TGA SA members vote to change the Association name at the respective state Annual General Meetings. All six TGAA states have now voted to adopt the name of Sports Turf Association. More on this news soon !