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Friday 9 July 2021 POGO is a digital tool for turf management, that has inspired Living Turf and our clients, to innovate far beyond just seeing how your turf is feeling.  I want to share my experience working with the mapping of irrigation lines in POGO. This is an awesome feature because it is so good in its application and practicality for turf management operations. When we think of why we need maps 99% of the time on a golf course, or anywhere else for that matter, it is generally years after the installation, and nobody remembers where things are - "Does… ...Read More


Recent, unexpected, and much publicised corporate restructuring in the commercial turf space has created new opportunities for several talented professionals in our industry. Living Turf is pleased to announce that a number of these talented people have agreed to join our team. We can now publicly celebrate the following appointments:Jeff Bowtell, National Sales & Operations Manager of Globe Australia, and long serving Newcastle Technical representative, will join Living Turf, on the 1st of July 2021. Jeff will be joined by prominent territory managers Craig Jones (Newcastle & Hunter), Kevin Booth (Sydney & West), and Luke Clohesy (South Australia). “Globe Australia… ...Read More

MatchPlay® Superior Liquid Range for Spring

As spring renovations wraps up and the promise of a long, dry, hot summer looms it might be of some interest to quickly look at the importance of a few nutritional elements critical to a good start to summer. Potassium (K) is certainly one of those and is needed by the plant during spring/summer in near equal amounts to nitrogen (N). Potassium is critical for stomatal closure during hot weather, thereby enabling the plant to self-regulate its cooling through transpiration. Effective transpiration combined with good even soil moisture is the basis for prevention of wilting. Potassium is also the nutrient… ...Read More

Argentine Stem Weevil this summer

In 1986 Michael Gibian completed research on Argentine Stem Weevil (ASW) as part of his BScAgr degree.  Since then the ASW life cycle has been observed during insecticide registration work by various people including Jyri Kaapro and Albie Leggett. In summary we can confirm; Over the past 30 years the period over which ASW poses a threat has widened from about 3 months to 6 months as the climate warms. Egg laying, which used to commence in early September, now starts in July with larvae found at Avondale GC on 5 August after a bifenthrin application. Larvae last for an… ...Read More