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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 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

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