Sports Turf Seminar, 14th July 2022 at the MCG

Proudly sponsored by Bayer The long awaited and much anticipated event will be held on Thursday 14th July 2022 at the MCG. Guest speakers – Jane Bunn, Meteorologist and Weather Presenter and Tony Jones, who will MC for the day and share his experiences as a Sports Commentator. Download the Sports Turf Seminar Program here: STA Conference 2022 – Program …

Barenbrug & Blundstone Arena at Bellerive Oval Hobart

Read about Barenbrug’s interview with Marcus Pamplin, Head curator , Blundstone Arena, Bellerive Oval, at Cricket Tasmania.  Gain a fabulous insight into the trials and tribulations of the ground’s management. Read article    

Update from STA (Vic)

We thought it may be a case of third time lucky when we rescheduled the Sports Turf Seminar to the 16th September 2021 at the MCG, however, it is not to be.  We have no option but to once again postpone the face to face event.   We know all our members and the wider industry very much look forward to …

Maximising control of scarab grubs

The larvae of numerous species of soil scarabs are the most widespread and destructive of all root-feeding insects. There are at least 12 scarab pest species of grasslands and turfgrass in Australia, but probably five which are more common than some of the others. The following information on the lifecycle of these species is from “Pest Management of Turfgrass for …

Apprentice Turf Tradesperson – Outside Venue – Melbourne Cricket Club

The Melbourne Cricket Club manages Melbourne’s iconic Albert Cricket Ground. A great opportunity has become available for an Apprentice Turf Tradesperson – Outside Venue to learn and develop turf management skills and apply them to support the operational plans of the Arenas team. For more information Position Description

HG Turf Group & SISGrass Partnership – Press Release

HG Turf Group and SISGrass have signed an exclusive partnership in Australia. The new partnership offers the Australian sports turf industry a revolutionary new hybrid grass system. To read Press Release click here      

Video shines light on Sports Turf Management

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) has been working with both Federal and State and Territory Governments at length over the past few months, highlighting the critical work that sports turf managers undertake and the value they contribute, as well as communicating our concerns relating to the skills shortage current and forecasted across our industry. In parallel with this …