Research Project Milestone 2

“Compare possible hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs” Sports Turf Association Victoria Milestone Report 2 STA Milestone Report 2 Sportsfield Construction and Hours of Use Project December 2017

Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forum

After a rigorous month touring Australia and presenting at forums for Toro and Syngenta, it was STA (Vic)’s turn to host the Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forum at the Packer Pavilion, Carnegie on the 29th November, 2017. Almost 60 delegates braved the extremely hot conditions to view new equipment and share information and ideas on spray technology; advanced turf …

Message from the President

Dear Members, We are at the close of another year, one of the busiest years for STA (Vic), highlighted by; -Safety & Education Forum sponsored by Bayer in April. -Sports Turf Seminar sponsored by Jacobsen attracted close to 300 delegates -The Annual General Meeting in August saw the election of four new members to General Committee. -Pitch Preparation Day in …

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 …

Victorian Invitation to Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forum

STA (Victoria) will hold the Victorian Forum Wednesday 29 November, Packer Park Pavilion, 120 Leila Road, Carnegie, 8.30am – 2.30pm. Toro Australia, Syngenta and STA (Vic) would like to invite representatives from sports fields and grounds, schools, racecourses, maintenance companies, contractors and government departments to attend the Toro Regional Sportsfield & Grounds (SF&G) forum in Melbourne. Previously the successful SF&G …

Pitch Preparation Day 12th September, 2017

PITCH PREPARATION DAY,  12 SEPTEMBER, 2017 HELD AT MELBOURNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, FLACK PARK, PORT MELBOURNE & SPONSORED BY MENTAY The occasional heavy downpours did not dampen the enthusiasm and passion of the organisers and delegates attending on the day.  We kicked off at 7am with registration and breakfast provided by Melbourne Grammar School catering department.  The objective of the day …

Annual General Meeting & Committee Elections

The AGM was held 24th August, 2017 at the Rosstown Hotel, Carnegie. The meeting agreed unanimously to adopt the updated set of Rules of Association for the Sports Turf Association (Victoria) Inc. which were distributed to members via email. The updated Rules of association are available to all members Election of the Executive Committee and General Committee followed: Re-elected to …