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About: Rob Cooper

  • First Name : Rob
  • Last Name : Cooper
  • Website : http://www.livingturf.com
  • Biographical Info : Rob Cooper is Managing Director of Living Turf, a business he started in 2003 with the aim of developing a technically competent and customer focused product distribution service for professional turf managers. With a practical background in sportsfield curation (North Sydney Oval), Rob has achieved tertiary qualification in Agrictulture (M. Ag 'Turf Mgt') and Business Administration (MBA) before starting Living Turf. Having experienced 10 years of international business with The Scotts Company (1994-2003), Rob has established a world wide network of professional contacts which helps to position Living Turf as thought leaders in a market that is so susceptible to challenges of a changing environment.

David Morrison’s New Career

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Dave Morrison is moving on from Living Turf.  Mixed because we will miss Dave's happy disposition, but pleased he is moving to an exciting industry role where he can further practise his craft. After 4 mutually rewarding years at Living Turf, Dave Morrison is joining the management team at Toowoomba Race Club.  This is an exciting challenge for Dave and one that he is passionate about pursuing.  We wish Dave all the very best of luck and we trust that Living Turf will go with Dave in his career to support,… ...Read More

Living Turf® Welcomes Brett Evans – QLD Technical Sales Representative

It is with great pleasure that I formally announce the appointment of Brett Evans to our Qld sales team, effective July 2017. This appointment is a result of a long standing relationship Brett has with Ashley Neuendorf (National sales manager) and Max Whatman (Qld State Manager), both as a practitioner and as a sales colleague in the Qld market. Brett has 20 years' experience in turf management starting as a bowling greenkeeper in late 90's where he worked for approximately 10 years. During this time he was a high level bowler representing Qld on numerous occasions. After leaving the bowls… ...Read More

Living Turf® to partner with TurfKeeper

Sydney NSW: Today Living Turf® and TurfKeeper Australia announced a joint venture for future development and distribution of TurfKeeper’s online turf business management software.  Australian turf managers can now subscribe to TurfKeeper via either business and enjoy the same specialised activation and after sales support.  TurfKeeper and Turf Forensics® will coordinate future development to ensure that improvements to the respective products are aligned and optimised, to enhance the customer experience for customers of both software products. Together, TurfKeeper and Turf Forensics® represent a complete end to end, digital ‘whole of business solution’, with a market leading platform that addresses operational… ...Read More

2016 Christmas Wishes

I want to take this opportunity to offer best wishes for the festive season, on behalf of the entire team at Living Turf. At first thought it feels like 2016 has just rushed by, but on further reflection I realise that we have achieved more than we could have hoped for.  Our highlights include the recruitment of Peter Woods to our Qld sales team, and Henk Smith to lead marketing and technical services.  Operationally, our Precision Turf® product application business has grown dramatically in size and sophistication as has the Turf Forensics® online suite of technical services.  From a product perspective, our… ...Read More

Living Turf Welcomes Cameron Stuart

Living Turf is pleased to announce the appointment of Cameron Stuart to the role of Technical Services Manager. Cameron’s recruitment marks a significant growth ring in the life our business and signifies the value we place on technical leadership and compliance. The key areas of responsibility for Cameron are linked to the management and development of our intellectual property extending to include our online services, smart phone apps and internal product developments.  Rounding all of that off with training, support and consultancy for our sales team and their clients, suggests Cameron has a key role to play in the future growth and sophistication of Living… ...Read More

Manage Poa, with Shortstop

The degree of wintergrass control achieved will be influenced primarily by the rate and frequency at which SHORTstop 200SC is used. Most temperate research shows that a ‘little and often’ application strategy is the most effective means of suppressing wintergrass competition in a bentgrass greens (see your tech rep for more info). The Turf Growth Regulator (TGR) ingredient in SHORTstop is root absorbed and needs to be watered in to take effect. After irrigation, SHORTstop binds to organic carbon and therefore settles at the very top layer of soil, where wintergrass roots congregate due to their shallow habit.  Because bentgrass and other cool season grasses (when healthy) produce… ...Read More