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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.

MATCHplay® Superior Liquid Range Boosted

The liquid nutritional range from Living Turf® has recently being strengthened by 3 new additions under the MATCHplay® brand. MP Reinforce® has been re-formulated to now contain monosilicic acid or MSA – the most plant available form of Silica (Si) – to aid with cell wall strength, wear tolerance and improvements in essential nutrient uptake. Two new products to join the ranks are MP Enrich and MP Safe N. MP Enrich contains highly available dexlated chelates of iron and zinc that results in great colour and low burn potential. Dexlated chelates are known to be 100% more efficient than inorganic… ...Read More

Living Turf® is Now Using MLSN Guidelines to Analyse Soil Tests

For decades, the conventional guidelines for analysing soil test data has been used by the turf industry worldwide and have generally not changed too much over the years. The common methods used in Australia have been Sustainable Level of Available Nutrition (SLAN) and Base Cation Saturation Ratio (BCSR). In 2012, turfgrass research scientists based in Thailand and the USA namely Dr Micah Woods and Dr Larry Stowell brought their skills and historical data together to question these traditional guidelines and their relevance in turf today. The result of their studies was a new set of guidelines, they called these guidelines… ...Read More

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