Barenbrug & Optus Stadium Perth

AFL Grand Final Day is unique. It’s that ‘one day in September’ as the song goes however, this year the Grand Final is at Optus Stadium, Perth instead of its sacred hallowed turf of the MCG. It will be the Demons and Bulldogs fighting it out for the Premiership Cup. Whilst Optus Stadium is a relative newcomer to the footy …

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 …

Evergreen Turf Project – Miles Reserve

RF Miles Reserve is the home of the Seaford Football Netball Club along with the Seaford Cricket Club. The ground is based in the Southern Suburbs of Melbourne, 40kms South, along the Eastern edge of Port Phillip Bay from the City within the Frankston City Council. Evergreen Turf were engaged by Lloyd Group to reconstruct the field, with the field …

Further postponement of Sports Turf Seminar at the MCG

  Sports Turf Seminar, MCG – Postponement Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, sadly we must again postpone the Sports Turf Seminar scheduled for 25th August, 2021. We are committed and keen to bring you the fantastic complete program we have planned. As you know it is not only the lockdown issues but the social distancing restrictions imposed …

New Date for the STA (Vic) Sports Turf Seminar at the MCG

STA (Vic) Sports Turf Seminar at the MCG, Melbourne sponsored by Bayer CropScience and ADE Turf Equipment – NEW DATE IS WEDNESDAY 25TH AUGUST, 2021 As announced on the 20th July, 2021, STA (Vic) in discussion with the MCG, postponed the seminar which was to be held 28th July 2021.  The venue requirements under COVID restrictions prevented the event being …

STA (Vic) Notice of AGM TO BE HELD 28 JULY 2021 AT THE MCG MELBOURNE

Dear Members, The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as follows:- Wednesday 28th July, 2021, Olympic Room, Level 2, Melbourne Cricket Ground, commencing at 8.00am sharp. The AGM will take place prior to the start of the Sports Turf Seminar. For your information, please click on the following links to read documents relevant to the AGM. Nomination Form …

Presentation slides from recent Turf Seminar in Ballarat

At the recent Turf Seminar in Ballarat we were lucky to have Jessie Doull and Andrew Pirchan speak.  A few people have asked for their presentations, so we have uploaded them here: Dr Phil Ford’s presentation Jessie Doull’s presentation Andrew Pirchan’s presentation