Converting to Conserve
18 Dec 2007 - General News - Bruce Stephens
Several years ago some of Melbourne’s Councils emabarked on programs to convert their existing cool season grass sportsfields to the warm season grass species of couch and Kikuyu.
Former Gabba Groundsman Clem Jones Dies
18 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
Queensland Cricket is mourning the death of Clem Jones, the former Gabba groundsman and state life member, who passed away on Saturday aged 89
Townsville Stadium is First-class
17 Dec 2007 - General News - Editor
The $16.5-million stadium is set to bring a host of premier events to the North, with a Twenty20 clash between Queensland and Victoria and an AFL State of Origin game between Queensland and Western Australia already confirmed.
The Major Stadia Taskforce in Perth
16 Dec 2007 - General News - Editor
The Major Stadia Taskforce was established in July 2005 by the Minister for Sport and Recreation to review Perth’s existing stadia—the WACA (capacity 20,000), Subiaco Oval (capacity 43,500) and Members Equity Stadium (capacity 18,156)—and determine how the needs of the major sports codes and the Western Australian public will best be served into the future.
WACA Out $2m a Year at New Home
15 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
WA cricket would be $2 million worse off every year if forced to move from the WACA Ground to a new multi-sports stadium, according to financial modelling by the WA Cricket Association.
ANZ rebrands Stadium Australia
13 Dec 2007 - General News - Editor
ANZ Bank has signed a seven-year sponsorship deal under which the Sydney Olympic Stadium will be renamed ANZ Stadium from next month.
Making a Great Green
12 Dec 2007 - Golf - Philip Christian Spogard
Creating outstanding greens is perhaps the most important factor in golf course design. It's the topic that golfers talk about most in the clubhouse and the reputations of golf courses can be made or broken on the quality of their greens.
Saints Going & Moorabbin Grandstands Will Go
11 Dec 2007 - A.F.L - Editor
Kingston Council has vowed the dilapidated grandstands at Moorabbin Reserve will be demolished. The pledge follows the Saints shock announcement on November 21 that they will leave Moorabbin, their home of 42 years.
MCG Pitch Concerns
11 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
"It's not good for scoring runs and not good for taking wickets," Hodge said in the Age. "Judging on that you'd have to say it's an average wicket at the moment."
University Oval Groundsman Defends Pitch
11 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
University Oval groundsman Tom Tamati believes the pitch prepared for the match between the Otago Volts and the Auckland Aces which finished inside two days was not as bad as the low scoring game would suggest.
Greenkeeping Is It Your Perfect Job?
10 Dec 2007 - Golf - Editor
Richard Saunders is an apprentice Greenkeeper at the Murawai Golf Club who loves golf and generally can’t get enough of it. Not surprisingly he has managed to find the perfect career option that allows him to play as much golf as possible.
Floratine's New Turf Action Plan
10 Dec 2007 - Industry News - Press Release
Floratine launch their new Turf Action Plan (TAP), specifically designed to help the grass plant win against attack by nematodes.
How to be an Overachiever
9 Dec 2007 - Consultancy - Frank Newberry
Just as we can ‘assist’ Mother Nature to give us a good playing surface we can ‘help’ ourselves and our career prospects with some good management practices of our own. Just as we can neglect a garden we can also neglect ourselves and let nature take its course. Personally I like being a couch potato a lot of the time – it suits my lifestyle of peace and tranquillity interspersed with the occasional desperate panic and emergency!
(Part.4) Managing Turfgrass Using Poor Quality Water
9 Dec 2007 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
Increasingly a large number of golf courses and other amenity turf areas are using effluent water for irrigation. The result of utilizing this water source is that the effects of excess soluble salts can become apparent on turfgrass areas. As a direct result of this water analysis and periodic monitoring have thus become key components of sound irrigation management.
(Part.3) Managing Turfgrass Using Poor Quality Water
8 Dec 2007 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
Increasingly a large number of golf courses and other amenity turf areas are using effluent water for irrigation. The result of utilizing this water source is that the effects of excess soluble salts can become apparent on turfgrass areas. As a direct result of this water analysis and periodic monitoring have thus become key components of sound irrigation
Perth Sports Stadium Bill Could Top $1 Billion
8 Dec 2007 - Local Authority - Editor
THE bill for WA's new sports stadium will climb to more than $1 billion unless the State Government gets a hurry-on and starts building, it has been claimed.
New Lights for AAMI Stadium
7 Dec 2007 - A.F.L - Editor
The SANFL last night unveiled plans for a $5.5 million lighting upgrade at AAMI Stadium, which it says will allow the ground to host major international events.