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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

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

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

Plant Health, Root Development and Turf Stress

On a recent trip to Rutgers University in New Jersey, David and I met with Dr. Bingru Yuang, Professor II and Chair in Turfgrass Science at the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology. She is an expert on plant health and bio-stimulants with particular interest in stress management.  Many companies utilise her research program for independent testing of their products.  She was careful not to give away any secrets, but still shared a lot of good information with us.  Just a good conversation on what works, what doesn’t work and the best uses to benefit plant health. Here are some of the interesting discussion points in short… ...Read More