Call us on 1300 556 116

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

Anthracnose Prevention in Poa annua

Last season Anthracnose was the cause of a number of issues in mixed Poa annua greens.  We thought that the below summary of comments  might be of interest as we approach what promises to be a wet and warm season.  The below obviously depends on the level of desire to maintain the Poa component in mixed greens.  Combining some of the cultural, nutritional and protection suggestions below should see you producing the best possible product for your golfing customers. Please feel free to contact your Living Turf Representative if you would like to discuss Anthracnose and its prevention and control any further. ...Read More

Sports Fields and Player Safety

Player safety is a major concern on sports fields in Australia and around the world and it doesn’t matter if it’s a Quarterback on a $15million contract, NRL star, a local club cricketer or your own child playing in the under 11’s team.  There is a baseline expectation that the playing fields surface will not be the cause of any injury.  Increasingly the issue of player safety is a major pressures on managers of sports facilities. Cameron and I met with some of the world’s leading researchers in sports turf and turfgrass maintenance.  It was consensus that the two major factors influencing the safety of surfaces… ...Read More