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Marulan Cricket Club Community Spirit

Marulan Cricket Club Community Spirit

Marulan Cricket Club Community Spirit What a fabulous day at Marulan Cricket Club Golf course greenkeeper David Insley recently moved to Marulan, just down the road from Marulan Cricket Club. As a passionate cricketer, he took to reinstating the Club’s turf...

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New funding for Apprenticeships

New funding for Apprenticeships

New funding for Apprenticeships How you can benefit? From 5 October 2020, eligible employers and Group Training Organisations can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of the commencing or recommencing apprentice or trainee’s gross wages. The subsidy of up to $7,000 per...

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NATIONAL SPORTS TURF GRADUATE OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED

NATIONAL SPORTS TURF GRADUATE OF THE YEAR WINNER ANNOUNCED

Sports Turf Australia and Toro Australia are pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate of the Year awards for 2019. The judging panel had its work cut out with all candidates being of high calibre and they should all certainly be proud of their achievements to date.

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Sportsfield Recovery Forum @ SCG

Sportsfield Recovery Forum @ SCG

Sportsfield Recovery Forum + Q&A will take place from 10.00am on Tuesday August 4, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).  The day promises to be well supported with proceeds from the event heading to the Sports Turf Association and the Turf Producers Association of NSW, with the RUOK organisation to also benefit from the event.

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19-20 MEMBERSHIPS EXTENDED FOR 3 MONTHS

19-20 MEMBERSHIPS EXTENDED FOR 3 MONTHS Given we haven’t been able to hold events during the Covid-19 shutdown, we will be extending existing membership for 3 months to 30 September 2020. 2020-21 membership Membership gives you access to our STA NSW Committee,...

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STANSW awards the 2019 Sports Turf Graduate of the Year

STANSW awards the 2019 Sports Turf Graduate of the Year

STANSW awards the 2019 Sports Turf Graduate of the Year Sports Turf NSW Association is delighted to announce Andrew Hodgson as the NSW winner of the 2019 Sports Turf Graduate of the Year Award. “We really enjoy meeting the graduates nominated for the award, to hear...

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Training at TAFE NSW during COVID-19

Training at TAFE NSW during COVID-19

Training at TAFE NSW during COVID-19 See letter from TAFE NSW During Covid-19 TAFE Sports Turf Management departments at Ryde, Kurri Kurri and Yallah have been keeping us updated with how they are managing during Covid-19 distancing measures, and they are broadly...

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W201 AT SYDNEY SHOWGROUND

W201 AT SYDNEY SHOWGROUND

W201 AT SYDNEY SHOWGROUND A wonderful W201 event at The GIANTS Stadium and Sydney Showgrounds. A big thank you for the Damian Hough from Adelaide Oval for sharing his vast knowledge with our participants, and to Steven King and team at Sydney Showgrounds for providing...

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Signature Xtra Stressgard® available late October 2019

Signature Xtra Stressgard® available late October 2019

Signature Xtra Stressgard® available late October 2019 Click here for more details Signature Xtra Stressgard® is a new and innovative fungicide that delivers excellent disease control and enhanced plant health effects resulting in improved playability on turf...

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STANSW COMMITTEE RETURNED FOR 2019-20

STANSW COMMITTEE RETURNED FOR 2019-20

STANSW COMMITTEE RETURNED FOR 2019-20 Firstly, thank you to the entire Committee for their dedication and support.  Both Keith McPhee and Gerard Young departed the Committee, and I would like to thank them both for their invaluable input from a local government...

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NRL GRAND FINAL BIG EVENT EXPERIENCE

NRL GRAND FINAL BIG EVENT EXPERIENCE

NRL GRAND FINAL BIG EVENT EXPERIENCE This Big Event Experience was super BIG leading up to last weekend’s NRL Grand Final. Blacktown City Council offered this fabulous experience for two of its finest groundskeeping staff. They joined the ANZ crew midweek and...

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STANSW Annual General Meeting

STANSW Annual General Meeting

STANSW Annual General Meeting Join us at our Annual General Meeting Date: Tuesday 15 October 2018 Time: 10:45am Venue: Ryde TAFE, Acacia Conference Room, Parkes Road, Ryde RSVP: Friday 11 October 2018 Email: info@sportsturf.asn.au Ph: 0499 231 931 RSVP & COMMITTEE...

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TAFE Students visit the SCG

TAFE Students visit the SCG

TAFE Students visit the SCG A few weeks back the team at the SCG welcomed a group of Stage 1 TAFE (Yallah) students, and their  teacher David Little, to the ‘hallowed turf’. Adam Lewis showed them around, discussed their general maintenance and...

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RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-20

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-20

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-20 Our goal is to provide advocacy and networks for our industry, whilst allowing the wider community to better understands the vital roles curators, groundskeepers and other sports turf professionals play in providing great sporting...

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Set your gardens up for a weed free spring and summer

Set your gardens up for a weed free spring and summer

Set your gardens up for a weed free spring and summer Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about preventative weed control in your garden beds. Don’t rely on time consuming hand weeding or repeat application of post-emergent...

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BIG EVENT EXPERIENCE thanks to Jacobsen & JT Turf

BIG EVENT EXPERIENCE thanks to Jacobsen & JT Turf

BIG EVENT EXPERIENCE thanks to Jacobsen & JT Turf The Big Event Experience is a truly unique way for turf professionals to get an inside look at how big events are prepared and the unique components that are required to pull off what is sometimes seen as an...

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SYDNEY WATER OUTLINES WATER RESTRICTIONS

SYDNEY WATER OUTLINES WATER RESTRICTIONS

SYDNEY WATER OUTLINES WATER RESTRICTIONS Sydney Water has implemented water restrictions to residents and businesses in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.  To find out more, links below to Sydney Water website outlining they various restrictions and a handy...

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STANSW ANNOUNCES 2018 SPORTS TURF GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

STANSW ANNOUNCES 2018 SPORTS TURF GRADUATE OF THE YEAR

STANSW ANNOUNCES 2018 SPORTS TURF GRADUATE OF THE YEAR Committee members with 2018 STANSW Graduate of the YearLtoR: Jesse Bartlet, Nadeem Zriekat, Jake De Marigny & Chris Chapman Sports Turf NSW Association are very pleased to announce Jake De Marigny as the NSW...

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Irrigation Workshop – Tuesday 16 July 2019

Irrigation Workshop – Tuesday 16 July 2019

Irrigation Workshop – Tuesday 16 July 2019 This event is brought to you by our friends at STANSW will host this informative workshop to give participants an in-depth overview of irrigation, troubleshooting and irrigation efficiencies. Gary Humphreys will be...

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Problematic broadleaf weeds this season, get on top of it!

Problematic broadleaf weeds this season, get on top of it!

Problematic broadleaf weeds this season, get on top of it! The colder months are fast upon us, which means it’s time for chilly mornings, football games and tackling those troublesome weeds in your turf from sports fields to fairways. Broadleaf weeds are more active...

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PETER E. McMAUGH AWARDED AN OAM

PETER E. McMAUGH AWARDED AN OAM

Peter E. McMaugh who resides in Sydney has recently been awarded The Order of Australia at the level of Member of the Order (AM) for his services to the Australian turfgrass industry. The Order of Australia celebrates and recognises Australian citizens who have made outstanding and significant contributions to the Australian way of life. Peter has had an unequalled and dedicated career in the Australian amenity horticulture and turfgrass industry spanning over five decades and continues to do so.

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Daryl Davidson’s Q&A with Nick Larkin

Daryl Davidson’s Q&A with Nick Larkin

Daryl Davidson’s Q&A with Nick Larkin Recently valuable contributor, passionate sports turf manager and part of the admin setup for The Perfect Pitch, Darryl Davidson poised some great questions to NSW Blues opening batsman Nick Larkin. Nick is one of the...

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Bayer’s Specticle trial results are looking very promising

Bayer’s Specticle trial results are looking very promising

Bayer’s Specticle trial results are looking very promising Comparison of a sporting field, with and without Specticle. Want to keep your sports fields clean through the cooler months and allow your couch to get off to a flying start in the spring? Specticle® is...

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Living Turf announces appointment of Barry Howard

Living Turf announces appointment of Barry Howard

Living Turf announces appointment of Barry Howard Living Turf® is excited to announce that Barry Howard will be joining our team on a full-time basis, beginning February 2019. Barry’s extensive experience in the Queensland market, will no doubt enhance Living Turf’s...

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STANSW Announce W101 Wicket Accreditation Program Dates

STANSW Announce W101 Wicket Accreditation Program Dates

STANSW Announce W101 Wicket Accreditation Program Dates Wicket Accreditation Program dates for 1H2019 are up on our new website, and this year we are really excited to be taking the program to regional Wagga Wagga & Dubbo. The program is designed  for individuals...

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TAFE RYDE END OF YEAR UPDATE

TAFE RYDE END OF YEAR UPDATE

2018 is almost over and we’re about to say goodbye and good luck to some terrific young people completing their studies. It’s really satisfying to see them on their way to a successful career in the Sports Turf industry. On campus, we’ve wrapped up some key units of...

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FRANK DEMPSEY SAYS FAREWELL TO STANSW

FRANK DEMPSEY SAYS FAREWELL TO STANSW

FRANK DEMPSEY SAYS FAREWELL TO STANSW STA NSW held its AGM on 10 October and elected our new Committee for 2018-19. One person who will be missing is the great Frank Dempsey, who has chosen to step aside in his role on the Committee. Frank commenced his career as a...

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