STA (Vic) thanks its sponsors Mentay and Cub Cadet for sponsoring the popular hands on day at Melbourne Grammar School, Port Melbourne. Thanks also to, Lilydale Instant Turf for supplying Tif Tuf washed turf for the pitch.
We are delighted to announce that Matthew Page Head Curator at the MCG will be assisting at the STA Turf Pitch Preparation day on Tuesday 10th of September at Edwin Flack Park Todd Road Port Melbourne.
Matt looks after the pitches at the MCG and will be a wealth of knowledge for participants to learn from on the day.
We will be in two groups over two ovals/wicket tables. One group will be for the more experienced curators while the other group will be for the new and inexperienced curators to learn how to use equipment and the basic fundamentals of pitch preparation.
Also on the day Ernie Gmehling will be taking measurements with the nuclear gauge to monitor moisture and density at different times over the day following rolling. As well as Lilydale Instant Turf will be assisting in laying a whole pitch with Tif Tuf washed turf.
So there will be something for everyone attending to learn on the day.