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JOHN FORREST JOINS LIVING TURF IN WA

It is with great pleasure that Living Turf announce the appointment of John Forrest, as Turf Agronomist, to their team in WA. John brings a wealth of qualifications and experience to the Turf market coming from his early days as a turf practitioner, then 24 years as a Turf and Horticultural Lecturer, along with 16 years as a Horticultural Consultant. John is a trusted advisor and mentor to so many people in WA, is highly regarded and respected, and has strong long-term relationships throughout the Turf Industry nationally. Living Turf CEO Rob Cooper said, “We are thrilled to welcome John… ...Read More

MIKE “DARLO” DARLINGTON RETIRES

Dear Friends,We wish Mike Darlington all the very best for his retirement, after an incredible career in the turf industry. Mike has worked at Living Turf for the past 10 years, and can be credited with helping shape our friendly, open, and professional culture. Mike is well known among the Bowling Green industry and wider turf community, with over 40 years of experience. Through his extensive journey, Mike has seen many changes in the way we manage turf, with a firm understanding of where the industry has come from, what's worked, what hasn't, and why certain directions are more likely… ...Read More

MP Spectrum® and MP Spectrum® Mini (formerly Emerald High N) find an exclusive home with Living Turf®

Living Turf® is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Australian manufacturer Eco Growth to bring MP Spectrum® and MP Spectrum® Mini to our customers.  Some may have known this excellent product as Emerald High N (which is no longer available). MP Spectrum® and MP Spectrum® Mini are firm favourites across varied turf surfaces including golf course fairways, sports fields, racing tracks as well as golf and bowling greens. The technology is focussed on blended mineral base with carbon coated urea, a full trace element package and Eco Advance® premium biology (containing more than 20 types of plant beneficial microbes,… ...Read More

Living Turf® partners with Rain Bird® to create a winning formula for Australian golf courses

Living Turf proudly announces their appointment as a primary distribution partner for the full range of Rain Bird Golf irrigation products across Australia. Both Living Turf and Rain Bird are long-standing and highly reputable brands within the golf industry and together they recognise that agronomy and irrigation are simply inseparable. Living Turf already distributes a range of industry-recognised brands for professional turf managers including Bayer, Syngenta and MatchPlay®, whilst also providing innovative analysis, turf pathology and online climate analysis systems through My-Results® and My-Climate®. Now, with the inclusion of Rain Bird irrigation products, the partnership with Living Turf creates a… ...Read More

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