turfgrass agronomists

Gilba Solutions are Australian-owned turf agronomists based in Sydney. We were established in 2013 and the founder, Jerry Spencer BSc Hons started the company as an independent consultancy focusing on the turf and amenity market. He has a no-nonsense company philosophy of doing the job right the first time and subsequently, the company has grown to operate along the entire Eastern seaboard of Australia.

As turf agronomists, Gilba Solutions deals closely with clients such as golf courses and heavily used sports fields to Universities. Every turf site is unique, and our many years of experience mean that we have solutions to meet any situation. Check out some of the services we offer as sports turf consultants.

Jerry Spencer has written over 100 articles and two books that have been published in the UK and Australia on topics ranging from turf fertilizers and aquatic weed management to using turf pigments. He also regularly publishes a turf blog.

Gilba Solutions supply professional turf products such as turf fertilizer, turf chemicals, and turf seed. As sports turf consultants, our agronomic services include turf health audits, soil and water testing, and aquatic and industrial vegetation management (IVM).

Clients who have used our services as turf agronomists.

  • Venues NSW;
  • The NRL;
  • Canberra Stadium;
  • The ACT Government;
  • Campbelltown Council;
  • Twin Creeks G.C;
  • Federal G.C;
  • The Australian Institute of Sport;
  • Sports Turf Management;
  • Sydney University;
  • Think Bio and
  • Green Drop.


Jerry Spencer senior sports turf consultant and turf agronomist

Jerry Spencer BSc Hons Senior Turf agronomist

Sports turf consultant Jerry Spencer Turf agronomist at Chelsea FC

Jerry Spencer site visit to Chelsea FC in 2020

Jerry Spencer carried out an NDVI wear study on an NRL ground using NDVI

Gilba Solutions carried out a wear study at Comm Bank Stadium in 2021

Carrying out sports turf shade studies is just one of the technical services we offer. This image is of a study at Comm Bank Stadium

Impact of shade on turf quality using an GPS enabled NDVI carried out in 2019

as turf agronomists we use the latest in Multi sensor drone technology

Multi sensor drone looking at soil contamination in 2021

Company profile showing Nominee herbicide application on Poa annua golf green

Poa annua herbicide trial in Canberra in 2017

Another turf agronomy service we offer is carrying out the distribution Uniformity of irrigation systems on sports grounds.

Irrigation distribution uniformity on a rugby league ground in Sydney

Another example of our work as sports turf consultants poor seed application

Another example of our work as sports turf consultants. The client had issues with poor seed application as a consequence of a machinery malfunction.

Stadium Australia event preparation

Sports turf consultancy at Stadium Australia in 2020

Michael sammut
Michael sammut
Excellent advice at the right price Mike sammut
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Peter Dunn
Great knowledge on all things turf related. Honest advice, Will work with you to solve any issues. Highly recommend
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