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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.

Happy Anniversary to “The Perfect Partnership”

Living Turf recently celebrated 12-months as the National Distributor for Rain Bird Golf products. First positioned as the Perfect Partnership (combining Irrigation + Agronomy, success required that Living Turf learn a whole new market sector, which is very different to the agronomy sector we were used to. We take this opportunity to reflect on the key milestones that have shaped the Living Turf Irrigation Business. Living Turf WA was the business model that Living Turf chose to test the water – so to speak. Irrigation specialist, Tyson Riley, was recruited from day one, to underpin the WA agronomy sales team… ...Read More

FAST & CONSISTENT GREEN SPEED – ALL YEAR ROUND

Back in 2001, David Mitchell (Mitchell Products) recruited a renowned surfactant chemist, Dr Santi Mane, to help solve a baffling commercial problem. David was in the sand business, and one of his golf products was a dry topdressing mix of sand and peat humates, which when kiln dried became incredibly hydrophobic.  Dr Santi overcame this problem, and in doing so created her masterpiece – Tricure® - 100% wetting agent active ingredient (no solvents or additives), incredibly effective on organic matter & completely safe to turf. Tricure® was subsequently launched to the turf industry and has since become the most renowned treatment for hydrophobic turf… ...Read More

Tim Bilston joins Living Turf Victoria on 30th March 2020

Turf ecology specialists Living Turf have appointed Tim Bilston to their Victorian sales team. A highly regarded turf agronomy specialist himself, Tim Bilston brings a strong network of professional contacts and a wealth of turf industry knowledge & experience. Tim’s professional history includes 5 years as Superintendent of Heidelberg Golf Club in Victoria, prior to a commercial role in turf product sales.  Most recently Tim has worked in Victoria & South Australia as a Territory Manager for Syngenta - an industry leading plant protection product manufacturer for the global speciality turf market.  “Practically speaking, my motivation for joining Living Turf… ...Read More

Living Turf national rollout, Mark Prosser appointed

Mark Prosser starts with Living Turf on December 12 Turf ecology experts Living Turf have appointed former Commonwealth and Royal Adelaide golf club superintendent Mark Prosser as the company’s first Melbourne-based agronomy sales representative. The appointment completes the national rollout of Living Turf’s specialist turf management offer, which blends technology, product, irrigation and agronomy expertise to help green spaces flourish. “It’s really important that we can bring our offering to the great state of Victoria, which has some of the most beautiful public, sporting and community spaces in the country,” says Living Turf managing director Rob Cooper. Australia’s climatic conditions… ...Read More

Living Turf® partners with Rain Bird® to create a winning formula for Australian golf courses

Living Turf proudly announces their appointment as a primary distribution partner for the full range of Rain Bird Golf irrigation products across Australia. Both Living Turf and Rain Bird are long-standing and highly reputable brands within the golf industry and together they recognise that agronomy and irrigation are simply inseparable. Living Turf already distributes a range of industry-recognised brands for professional turf managers including Bayer, Syngenta and MatchPlay®, whilst also providing innovative analysis, turf pathology and online climate analysis systems through My-Results® and My-Climate®. Now, with the inclusion of Rain Bird irrigation products, the partnership with Living Turf creates a… ...Read More

MATCHplay® Superior Liquid Range Boosted

Living Turf's® liquid nutritional range has recently being strengthened by 3 new additions under the MATCHplay® brand. MP REINFORCE® has been reformulated 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 other 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 iron… ...Read More