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 …

STUDENT SPONSORSHIP – Diploma of Sports Turf Management – Horticulture

The Sports Turf Association (Vic) Inc. is happy to announce it has agreed to offer and partially fund a student sponsorship. This sponsorship is designed to encourage students to move from Certificate III in Sports Turf Management – Apprenticeship into Diploma studies. The sponsorship offered will comprise 50% of the total fee of the course up to $3,000.00. Successful candidates …

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 …

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 …

Deakin University, Warn Ponds Development

Following on from the recent Sports Field & Wicket Seminar, we are pleased to bring you this informative presentation from Jarrod Hill, Director of Sporteng. On behalf of Deakin University, Warn Ponds Campus, Sporteng undertook to develop a facility that consists of :- • Athletics running track • FIFA 1-star synthetic soccer pitch (athletics track infield) • Sports lighting • …