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About: Rob Cooper

  • First Name : Rob
  • Last Name : Cooper
  • Website : http://www.livingturf.com
  • Biographical Info : Rob Cooper is Managing Director of Living Turf, a business he started in 2003 with the aim of developing a technically competent and customer focused product distribution service for professional turf managers. With a practical background in sportsfield curation (North Sydney Oval), Rob has achieved tertiary qualification in Agrictulture (M. Ag 'Turf Mgt') and Business Administration (MBA) before starting Living Turf. Having experienced 10 years of international business with The Scotts Company (1994-2003), Rob has established a world wide network of professional contacts which helps to position Living Turf as thought leaders in a market that is so susceptible to challenges of a changing environment.

Living Turf lands in New Zealand

In an exciting ‘Trans-Tasman’ development, Turfgrass Specialists (TGS) are being acquired by Living Turf, effective April 1st, 2021. Turfgrass Specialists are a legacy NZ business, with a long history of serving the professional turf market.  Based in Auckland, TGS purchased ‘Evans Turf’ in 2018, further consolidating themselves as an asset to the NZ Turf Industry.  Continued sophistication ensued with TGS licensing the My-Results analytical platform in 2019, and also winning the NZ agency for MATCHplay products.  Part of the 2019 MATCHplay deal included a license for NZ manufacture of Superior Turf Liquids, which are known for their soil enhancing beneficial… ...Read More

Easy open, fast and safe. Our new and innovative way to get to your MATCHPlay products.

Living Turf are pleased to introduce our latest innovation of packaging for our MATCHPlay product range.  In recent times the industry standard for fertiliser bags have always been poly woven bags that are sown shut. We as turf managers have noticed that opening and pouring them can be quite challenging. A stanley knife is often needed to cut the bags to open them, which often results in the shredding of the material and even spilt products, whilst also rendering the bag useless after cutting. Our MATCHPlay bag features a one time easy tear tag at the top of the bag.  Once… ...Read More

Happy Anniversary to “The Perfect Partnership”

Living Turf recently celebrated 12-months as the National Distributor for Rain Bird Golf products. First positioned as the Perfect Partnership (combining Irrigation + Agronomy, success required that Living Turf learn a whole new market sector, which is very different to the agronomy sector we were used to. We take this opportunity to reflect on the key milestones that have shaped the Living Turf Irrigation Business. Living Turf WA was the business model that Living Turf chose to test the water – so to speak. Irrigation specialist, Tyson Riley, was recruited from day one, to underpin the WA agronomy sales team… ...Read More

FAST & CONSISTENT GREEN SPEED – ALL YEAR ROUND

Back in 2001, David Mitchell (Mitchell Products) recruited a renowned surfactant chemist, Dr Santi Mane, to help solve a baffling commercial problem. David was in the sand business, and one of his golf products was a dry topdressing mix of sand and peat humates, which when kiln dried became incredibly hydrophobic.  Dr Santi overcame this problem, and in doing so created her masterpiece – Tricure® - 100% wetting agent active ingredient (no solvents or additives), incredibly effective on organic matter & completely safe to turf. Tricure® was subsequently launched to the turf industry and has since become the most renowned treatment for hydrophobic turf… ...Read More

Tim Bilston joins Living Turf Victoria on 30th March 2020

Turf ecology specialists Living Turf have appointed Tim Bilston to their Victorian sales team. A highly regarded turf agronomy specialist himself, Tim Bilston brings a strong network of professional contacts and a wealth of turf industry knowledge & experience. Tim’s professional history includes 5 years as Superintendent of Heidelberg Golf Club in Victoria, prior to a commercial role in turf product sales.  Most recently Tim has worked in Victoria & South Australia as a Territory Manager for Syngenta - an industry leading plant protection product manufacturer for the global speciality turf market.  “Practically speaking, my motivation for joining Living Turf… ...Read More

Living Turf national rollout, Mark Prosser appointed

Mark Prosser starts with Living Turf on December 12 Turf ecology experts Living Turf have appointed former Commonwealth and Royal Adelaide golf club superintendent Mark Prosser as the company’s first Melbourne-based agronomy sales representative. The appointment completes the national rollout of Living Turf’s specialist turf management offer, which blends technology, product, irrigation and agronomy expertise to help green spaces flourish. “It’s really important that we can bring our offering to the great state of Victoria, which has some of the most beautiful public, sporting and community spaces in the country,” says Living Turf managing director Rob Cooper. Australia’s climatic conditions… ...Read More