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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

OCP Biologicals fuses local knowhow with German technology

Soil without microbes is like a motor without fuel, it just won’t go. And just like a motor the sort of fuel you put into your soil can have a huge effect on the performance of your turf. Adding nutrient is only one part of the fuel mix, you need good biology as a catalyst to make things happen. Good soil biology is created naturally simply by leaving the soil alone and letting nature do its thing. However intensive turf management does not lend itself to letting nature run wild. The cultural practices of renovation, using high analysis fertilisers, fumigants… ...Read More

Overseeding: Winter growth, colour or both?

Many Turf Managers assume that turf-type perennial ryegrasses are all much the same, but the species Lolium perenne covers a wide range of genetic variation. One form of this variation concerns winter growth rate. Genetic types that originate from northern Europe (known as Continental types) shut down growth over winter in order to survive snow and ice. Almost all turf-type ryegrasses bred in the US are from Continental genetics, to suit their climate (even fairly warm climates like Virginia can experience polar vortexes, bringing snow and extreme cold). But genetic types that originate from southern Europe, known as Mediterranean types,… ...Read More

MATCHplay Superior Liquid Nutrients

Matchplay have released a new range of Superior Liquid Nutrients to promote plant colour,  strength and overall health this summer. These products uniquely contain biologically active ingredients including but not limited to VM3 (organic nutrient complexing technology) and VAM (beneficial root enhancing fungi).  The benefits that flow from regular use of these ingredients include increased health and vigour and the release of bound nutrients in the soil.  Matchplay Superior liquid nutrients enhance the soil biology to result in;    – Increased root mass and root hair activity    – Fast recovery from environmental stresses    – Heightened tolerance to parasitic nematodes,… ...Read More

Turf Forensics launches

Gone are the days of costly, reactive, trial and error disease management, Living turf is proud to bring you the next generation of early prevention tools for Turf professionals – Turf Forensics®.  Developed in Australia by a team of scientists, agronomists, computer programmers, weather specialists and respected Australian turf minds, Turf Forensics® is the complete turf risk management system. Recently showcased at the National AGCSA conference on the Gold Coast, Turf Forensics® was greeted with overwhelming curiosity and interest from trade show delegates.   While agency opportunities are still available for Turf Forensics, the service is offered exclusively in NSW, ACT and QLD by Living Turf.  So contact one of… ...Read More

Why Solu-Cal ?

Soil amendment, including pH and cation exchange, is a principle objective of turf renovation.  With Autumn greens renovation approaching, turf managers are again considering their options for treating this aspect of renovation.  Over the past 18 months we have seen a growing adoption of Solu-Cal products not only at renovation, but during maintenance to proactively maintain balanced soil chemistry. –  Calcium (Ca) is a primary nutrient in maintaining soil pH –  Available Ca increases seedling density after germination –  Improves soil texture and addresses soil compaction –  Improves activity of beneficial bacteria and soil microbes –  Used more by weight… ...Read More