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Living Turf® Acquires IPOS® & TurfSafe®

Living Turf is pleased to announce the acquisition of IPOS Consulting (IPOS – Sports Ground Management Information System, inc’ TurfSafe), effective July 1st, 2022.

IPOS will join the current suite of digital tools for turf management, hosted by Turf Forensics® – the home of My-Results®My-Climate®My-Apply®POGO® & TurfKeeper.

IPOS Consulting is the brainchild of founder Gerry Charlton, a Local Government Specialist from South Australia.  Gerry is widely known for project managing and authoring  the ‘SA Water Code of Practice – Irrigated Public Open Space’.  After being seconded during the 2007 drought to develop the Code, Gerry resigned his senior role with City of Salisbury Council and founded IPOS to apply his own knowledge to service local governments.  

While presently IPOS has achieved acclaim and success in South Australia, it’s never really had the opportunity to reach the broader ANZ market.  Living Turf intends to change that by integrating IPOS into the Turf Forensics® suite of Digital Tools for Turf Management and representing it through our network of Sales Agronomists serving turf grass professionals throughout Australia & New Zealand.Rob Cooper (CEO of Living Turf) says, “Gerry has built the IPOS software based on Best Practise principles, and it deserves the broad platform that Living Turf provides.  We believe the IPOS sports ground management and risk assessment system, combined with its associated safety product solutions, will be of great interest to all Local Government and Open Space Managers.”

As a result of this acquisition, the IPOS experts that will join the Living Turf team, include Peter Harfield (formerly Blackwood Golf Club and Scotch College – SA), Craig James (formerly City of Onkaparinga – SA) and of course the founder Gerry Charlton (formerly Carey Grammar – Vic, Sacred Heart College and City of Salisbury – SA).

Gerry Charlton responded, “I am thrilled to join the extended team at Living Turf, which boasts some of the best turf specialists in this part of the world.  It is a dream for me to now have a platform to represent the true value I have always seen in IPOS to Australia and New Zealand”.

This targeted acquisition continues the regional rollout of Living Turf’s unique and expansive offer – which blends technology, product, irrigation and agronomy expertise to assist turf managers in Australia & New Zealand.

For more information on IPOS or other aspects of this press release, contact Rob Cooper (, Daryl Sellar ( or your local Living Turf Sales Agronomist.