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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.

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

Living Turf® welcomes Shane Carman

Living Turf® welcomes another member to its team of Sales Representatives, Shane Carmen, effective immediately. Shane grew up on a farm on the Adelaide plains which no doubt influenced his choice of career. He joined the turf industry as an irrigation specialist and obtained his plumbers license, before becoming a certified Rain Bird central control installer. Over the past 3 years Shane has serviced the South Australia and Northern Territory markets as a turf product specialist, and simultaneously completed Certificate 3 in Sports Turf Management. Shane’s unique experience and technical skills will be a welcome addition to the highly qualified… ...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

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. 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, 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, called the Minimum Levels for Sustainable Nutrition (MLSN).… ...Read More