Turf pigment and paint 7

Turf pigment and paint 7

Turf managers commonly use turf pigment and paint for improving the appearance of sports turf areas. These are cheaper than oversowing, without the issues of removing an overseeded grass from warm-season turf. The use of pigments also occurs in fungicides for...
Turf fungicides: prevention or cure? 6

Turf fungicides: prevention or cure? 6

The case against using turf fungicides preventatively.   Case 1: I am a heavy smoker, I smoke 20 cigarettes a day and weigh over 120kg with a BMI of 38. I don’t do any exercise. My favourite food is burgers and fries. As I am in the high-risk bracket for...
Using Light. 5

Using Light. 5

In April of 2021, Comm Bank Stadium became the first stadium to begin using light intelligently with the arrival of the first set of LED turf grow lights in Australia. SeeGrow LED grow light technology enables turf managers to have a climate-controlled environment...
Slow release fertilizers 4

Slow release fertilizers 4

Firstly, not all slow-release fertilizers are the same and each has its advantages and disadvantages. For example the picture above is of a low-quality prill (granule) of a sulphur coated urea (PCSCU) that is supposed to last up to 8 weeks. It has released everything...
Turf miticides 3

Turf miticides 3

Not all turf miticides act the same and their effectiveness varies dramatically.  The problem. As turf grass mites have very short life cycles of 10-14 days it means that damaging populations can rapidly develop under the right conditions. For more detailed...