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 …

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

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 …

Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety

The Sports Turf Association Victoria is pleased to be supporting Pro-Visual Publishing and the annual release of the Sporting Amenities Guide to Workplace Safety.   The 2017/18 edition has effectively incorporated a range of relevant health and safety issues that can affect workers on a daily basis, for example ride-on mower safety, incident management and sun safety. Additionally, the Augmented Reality …

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

BSB42015 – Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (Turf stream)   Improve your team leadership, communication, planning and use of technology at work Develop your career in a practical, workshop based environment Workshop Assessments – less homework! Features keynote sessions from US PGA Tour (and Rio Olympic Course) Senior Agronomist Mark Johnson Early enrolments in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane get …

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 …

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 …