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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

Barry Howard Joins Living Turf®

21st January 2019 Prominent Gold Coast sales professional, Barry Howard, will join Living Turf on a full-time basis, beginning February 2019. Having spent the past 21 years establishing and growing his reputation as an exceptional sales professional, Barry will bring his leadership, technical and sales experience to further enhance the Living Turf offer and support to the southeast QLD golf market in particular. Barry has 35 years experience in the turf industry, 14 of which was in various roles in golf. National Sales Manager Ashley Neuendorf says, “We are extremely happy with this appointment. Barry is a true professional –… ...Read More

MatchPlay® Superior Liquid Range – Boosting Cell Strength and Defences

As a cool spring winds down, it is important to start conditioning turf to handle the rigours of summer that are sure to come. Summer stresses will be along and having structurally strong turf with an activated immune system is a cornerstone of allowing turf to adapt prior to the onset of stress. Silicon (Si) and Silica (SiO2) are relatively abundant in soil, but due to their low solubility they are not plant available. Monosilicic acid (MSA) is the highly plant available form that is readily absorbed by roots and foliage – it has may advantages in the plant –… ...Read More

MatchPlay® Superior Liquid Range – Boosting Soil Biology

As spring continues to ramp up and soil temperatures are on a steady climb it is an opportune time to consider boosting the population of beneficial microbes in the soil. Don’t underestimate the benefits that a healthy rhizosphere can mean to supporting a consistent playing surface. The rhizosphere is the “halo” immediately surrounding the roots in the soil and it is here that the highest population of microbes congregate. Building the populations in the soil have benefits around breakdown of organic matter, assistance in nutrient mineralisation and release, competition with pathogens and many more. MP Promote is a concentrated inoculum… ...Read More

Leading NSW superintendent joins Living Turf®

Leading NSW superintendent joins Living Turf®   Living Turf® is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Kennedy, as Technical Sales Representative - effective December 2018. Matt has terrific pedigree in Golf course management, having served as superintendent of Port Kembla Golf Club since 2008. Previous to that Matt held superintendents roles at Leonay and Wallacia Golf Clubs, as well as teaching part time at TAFE. Construction has been a particular interest of Matt’s over the years and his career path has seen him work with prominent golf course designers, shapers and consultants. As a result he has mentored, trained and… ...Read More

MatchPlay® Superior Liquid Range for Spring

As spring renovations wraps up and the promise of a long, dry, hot summer looms it might be of some interest to quickly look at the importance of a few nutritional elements critical to a good start to summer. Potassium (K) is certainly one of those and is needed by the plant during spring/summer in near equal amounts to nitrogen (N). Potassium is critical for stomatal closure during hot weather, thereby enabling the plant to self-regulate its cooling through transpiration. Effective transpiration combined with good even soil moisture is the basis for prevention of wilting. Potassium is also the nutrient… ...Read More