Biodiversity. Turf farming & Bees. Co-existing

Biodiversity. Turf farming & Bees. Co-existing

This spring we’ve been privileged to see firsthand how bees and broad acre farming can not only co-exist but thrive. One turf farm in south-east Queensland offered up a prime location on the riverbank where both native and non-native species grow prolifically,...
Eye in the sky offers new perspectives

Eye in the sky offers new perspectives

For years farmers have been told they can’t manage what they don’t measure. But when there are so many variables at play, and so many tools on offer, it can be confusing to know where to start. Sandra Godwin speaks to TurfBreed’s managing director Steve Burt who...
Growers get on top of weeds and stay there

Growers get on top of weeds and stay there

The number one problem for turf production is weed control. Put simply, turf cannot be sold for maximum return if it is infested with weeds. Customers – whether they be homeowners, landscapers or professional turf managers – will not accept weeds being transported...
Getting the “base” conditions of your turf balanced

Getting the “base” conditions of your turf balanced

Greenway Turf Solutions Director and Head Agronomist, Paul Spencer writes about the importance of growers focusing on turf agronomy before productivity and profitability. Through an effective soil nutrient, tissue and water analytics program, any agronomic concerns –...
Protecting turf’s lifeblood – your farms topsoil

Protecting turf’s lifeblood – your farms topsoil

It is in every grower’s interest to protect the topsoil of their farm as the protection of this valuable resource is essential for the long-term future of any turf business. United States TurfGrass Researcher and soil expert, Professor Dave Kopec was in Australia...
Are you correctly laying turf on sports fields

Are you correctly laying turf on sports fields

Above: Dr Mick Battam (above) spends most of his work-life assessing sports fields, primarily in New South Wales. His repertoire includes 1000 sports fields, 25 Golf Courses, 50 Parks (such as Hyde and Barangaroo), four Botanical Gardens and Randwick. Turf is being...