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Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigitation Futures Project – Case Studies

Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigitation Futures Project – Case Studies

By | August 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm | No comments

The final 3 North Queensland case studies under the Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigation Futures (RWUEIF) program supported by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines have been completed and added to the Turf Queensland website. This makes a total of 6 case...

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Draft Australian Standard for Public Comment “USE AND INSTALLATION OF TURF AS AN EROSION, NUTURIENT AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURE:

Draft Australian Standard for Public Comment “USE AND INSTALLATION OF TURF AS AN EROSION, NUTURIENT AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURE:

By | March 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm | No comments

The Australian Standard provides requirements for the use and installation of turf as an erosion, nutrient and sediment control measure, and guidance to specifiers on turf species selection and disposal. This Australian Standard requirements for: a) The consideration of site...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |”Why Artificial Turf May Truly Be Bad for Kids and Adults Alike “

By | March 21, 2017 at 10:23 am | No comments

"Why Artificial Turf May Truly Be Bad for Kids and Adults Alike " The debate and conversation on Artificial Turf continues. Attach is a link that you will find interesting. Feel free to use this as you see...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |Fire Ant Update

By | March 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm | No comments

Fire Ant Update Please find attached the latest Fire Ant Biosecurity Zone Map effective the 1st July 2016. I'm sure you are all very much aware of the 3 x Fire Ant by a Security Zones 1-2-3, if not this is a good chance to refresh your turf farms Biosecurity...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |Changes to fire ant legislation come into effect

By | January 2, 2017 at 9:10 am | No comments

Changes to fire ant legislation come into effect From 1 July 2016, new Biosecurity legislation brings important changes to how we manage the eradication of fire ants in Australia. Biosecurity Queensland’s National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program Director, Geoff...

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Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card Released

Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card Released

By | November 18, 2016 at 5:28 pm | No comments

Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card Released Turf Queensland attended the release of the 2016 healthy waterways report card for the southern area in Tambourine which covered the total of Southeast Queensland and has now been released. Find out the conditions and...

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African Black Beetle and Turfgrass

African Black Beetle and Turfgrass

By | August 24, 2016 at 11:22 am | No comments

Adult black beetles invade turf environments during spring every year. They do some damage by feeding on the stems and roots of the grass plant, but generally this damage is not severe enough to warrant a beetle spray to control. When the moisture in the soil is suitable, the...

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How To Identify Lawn Grubs

How To Identify Lawn Grubs

By | August 24, 2016 at 11:17 am | No comments

Traditionally, we see more lawn grub activity during the warmer months of October through to March and the greenest, healthiest lawns are the ones most likely to be attacked. If you have a Couch, Fescue or Kikuyu lawn you do have a greater chance of a grub attack, if you have a...

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Changes to the fire ant restricted area and movement controls

Changes to the fire ant restricted area and movement controls

By | August 3, 2016 at 11:09 am | No comments

As of 1 July 2016 the Biosecurity Act 2014 (the Act) and the Biosecurity Regulation 2016 (the Regulation) will come into effect. The new Act will improve Queensland’s biosecurity preparedness and response capabilities to focus on the biosecurity risks that impact our...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |IBISWORLD REPORT JULY 2016

By | July 8, 2016 at 12:45 pm | No comments

IBISWORLD REPORT JULY 2016 This year should end with Australia having 2.1 million active trading businesses, generating a GDP of almost $1.7 trillion, revenue of $4.8 trillion and employing 12.1 million persons. The exhibit below shows the key statistics associated with the...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |ABS Building Approvals, Australia, May 2016

By | July 7, 2016 at 9:54 am | No comments

ABS Building Approvals, Australia, May 2016 MAY 2016 KEY POINTS TOTAL DWELLING UNITS The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.9% in May and has risen for six months. The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.2% in May after...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |New Biosecurity Laws Update

By | July 6, 2016 at 9:47 am | No comments

        What will change?  At the heart of the new laws is the introduction of a general biosecurity obligation, meaning all Queenslanders must play their part in managing weeds, pest animals and contaminants on their property and prevent...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |Traffic Management Project to commence Monday, 4 July

By | July 5, 2016 at 9:45 am | No comments

Traffic Management Project to commence Monday, 4 July WHSQ will commence on-site traffic management audits across the agriculture, construction, manufacturing and logistics industry sectors from Monday, 4 July. Wider industry will be told about it next week. Attached is some...

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Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigatin Futures Case Studies (RWUE-IF) – SEQ

Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigatin Futures Case Studies (RWUE-IF) – SEQ

By | March 17, 2016 at 10:05 am | No comments

The following case studies are the result of three pilot turf farms in South East Queensland,  undertaking the RWUE-IF farm assessments and improvements from recommendations provided as a result of irrigation, energy, fertiliser assessments, farm mapping, moisture monitoring...

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Turf QLD Industry Alert |Drivers urged to safely immobilise heavy vehicles after Morningside crush

By | March 3, 2016 at 10:24 am | No comments

Drivers urged to safely immobilise heavy vehicles after Morningside crush As an investigation begins into a recent incident at Morningside where a driver was crushed by his own truck, it's a timely reminder for those working in and around heavy vehicles to be extra...

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TURF PRICE SURVEY NOVEMBER 2014 (Source Lawn Solutions Australia)

TURF PRICE SURVEY NOVEMBER 2014 (Source Lawn Solutions Australia)

By | March 10, 2015 at 10:58 am | No comments

The turf production industry over time has undertaken extensive research that clearly indicates consumers value the many benefits of natural turfgrass and that the majority of consumers are willing to pay anywhere between $10 and $20 per metre for the supply of good quality...

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Robotic Mower progress.

By | February 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm | No comments

The robotic mower “MOWBOT” has been promoted for the turf production industry as a result of identification of a robotic unit developed by Swarm Farm in Emerald and used for spraying purposes. Discussions at the board level has seen ongoing dialogue with both QUT and USQ on...

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Queensland WH&S project.

Queensland WH&S project.

By | February 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm | No comments

The Queensland Department of Justice (WH&S) has agreed to a small project covering the cost of visiting our members across the state and promoting Workplace Health and Wellness procedures on the farm. This is an eight months project finishing in August 2015. This is an...

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IDO project (HIA/TA/TQ).

IDO project (HIA/TA/TQ).

By | February 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm | No comments

This project is a result of voluntary contribution project with Horticulture Innovation Australia and Turf Australia as a result of turf levies. It supports industry development at the state level where 80% of turf producers regulations and improvements are based. An Annual...

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Healthy Waterways DAFFQ.

Healthy Waterways DAFFQ.

By | February 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm | No comments

Through the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries in Queensland and following on from the Pumiceston Passage ‘FarmFlow’ project Healthy Waterways now has provided funding to Turf Queensland for the development of two pilot farms to be assessed in the Albert and...

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RWUE-IF DNRM

RWUE-IF DNRM

By | February 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm | No comments

The Rural Water Use Efficiency-Irrigation Futures (RWUE-IF) project is a 3 1/2 year program commencing in January 2014 and to be completed in June 2017. The project has two parts Southeast Queensland and North Queensland that will operate after one another. This project covers...

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Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace Health & Safety

By | January 21, 2015 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Workplace Health & Safety is an integral part of today's Turf Production Industry, and exists to protect the welfare of employers, employees and the general public. Often the day to day pressure of running a business operation may leave the establishing of a Workplace Health...

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Turf & Irrigation Guide 2nd Edition

Turf & Irrigation Guide 2nd Edition

By | January 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm | No comments

Turf Queensland released its "Turf & Irrigation Guide" 2nd Edition. This new highly informative Turf and Irrigation Guide  contains 145 pages of updated product information on turf species, pests and diseases, turf accreditation, Biosecurity and important...

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Turf Queensland Member Farm for Sale

Turf Queensland Member Farm for Sale

By | January 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm | No comments

Peter and Brooke Williamson advised that their turf farm (Wide Bay Turf) in Maryborough is up for sale.  For further information download the brochure below.[prettyfilelink src="http://www.qtpa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1-pg-TEMP-BROCHURE1.pdf" type="pdf"]1 pg TEMP -...

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QTPA Member Alert |TURF PRODUCERS AS A PRIMARY PRODUCER

QTPA Member Alert |TURF PRODUCERS AS A PRIMARY PRODUCER

By | July 7, 2014 at 11:12 am | No comments

TURF PRODUCERS AS A PRIMARY PRODUCER Some years ago we had the turf producer status as a primary producer confirmed.  Below are the details that were sent out in November 2011 for confirmation. The Turf Queensland board has requested investigation into the position of the...

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RWUE-IF Project (2014-2017)

RWUE-IF Project (2014-2017)

By | June 26, 2014 at 11:23 am | No comments

Following on from the SEQ-IF and RWUE-4 projects Turf Queensland was successful in securing funding from the Queensland government for the Rural Water Use Efficiency Irrigation Futures (RWUE-IF) project for Southeast Queensland (SEQ) and (FNQ).  The first 18 months will be...

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Tropical Pacific Ocean Edges Further Toward El Niño

Tropical Pacific Ocean Edges Further Toward El Niño

By | June 2, 2014 at 11:49 am | No comments

Australian Bureau of Meteorology Issued on Tuesday 20 May 2014 ·         The tropical Pacific Ocean continues a general trend toward El Niño, with just over half of the climate models surveyed by the Bureau suggesting El Niño thresholds will be exceeded by...

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Maintaining a Lawn in the Tropics

Maintaining a Lawn in the Tropics

By | April 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm | No comments

BY: Melissa Denny It may surprise some but it takes more than just sitting back and watching the grass grow to maintain a healthy lawn in the tropics.  Even though the tropical climate provides a perfect environment for rampant lawn growth, watching the grass grow and...

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Healthy Waterways Project (February-June 2013)

Healthy Waterways Project (February-June 2013)

By | February 14, 2013 at 1:00 am | No comments

Turf Queensland has entered into an agreement with the Queensland Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to establish a demonstration pilot farm program to validate Fertigation  practices on a turf farm.  This pilot farm is in the Pumicestone Passage region...

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AUSTRALIAN & QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT FLOOD DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

AUSTRALIAN & QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT FLOOD DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

By | February 6, 2013 at 5:44 am | No comments

FINANCIAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO TURF PRODUCERS IN EFFECTED AREAS. Flood disaster affected Primary Producers (Turf growers) can access support relief financial assistance from the QRAA (Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority) under the NDRRA (Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery...

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Turf Producers Guide for Eradication of Red Imported Fire Ants

Turf Producers Guide for Eradication of Red Imported Fire Ants

By | February 5, 2013 at 2:14 am | No comments

Fire Ants are an issue for the turf production industry especially in Southeast Queensland and things change constantly.   Recent changes within the Fire ant Program that have been designed to cut red tape and make it easier for Industry to support the eradication effort...

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TURFGRASS QUICK TIPS

TURFGRASS QUICK TIPS

By | September 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm | No comments

By following the instructions below... your new quality natural Turfgrass lawn will be established within the weeks. INTERESTING TURFGRASS FACTS: Based on researched water requirements, natural turfgrass will require a maximum of 715 mm of water per year.  Queensland’s...

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Maintenance of Turfgrass

Maintenance of Turfgrass

By | July 30, 2012 at 10:43 am | No comments

While most turfgrass species will grow satisfactorily across a range of maintenance levels, there is an optimal level of management needed to maintain good turf quality for each turfgrass species. Click below to read more. [prettyfilelink...

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Installation of Turfgrass

Installation of Turfgrass

By | July 30, 2012 at 10:36 am | No comments

Establishing a new lawn is not hard if you break it down into a series of logical steps. It is also greatly beneficial to plan ahead and make sure that you have everything you need on hand for each stage of the process. Click on the link below for more...

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TOP REASONS TO LOVE NATURAL TURFGRASS

TOP REASONS TO LOVE NATURAL TURFGRASS

By | July 30, 2012 at 10:22 am | No comments

The cosmetic appeal of a natural turfgrass lawn immediately attracts attention and is seen as a strong part of our Australian Heritage. Issues such as improved health, safe sports fields, tourist attraction and increase in residential values have all promoted natural turfgrass...

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Selection of Natural Turfgrass

Selection of Natural Turfgrass

By | July 30, 2012 at 10:16 am | No comments

Quality natural turfgrass is an integral part of enhancing the overall aesthetic appearance of the landscaping around your home. A good-quality lawn will enhance and add value to your residential property and provide a healthy playing surface for your family. Click on the...

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Myrtle rust in Queensland

Myrtle rust in Queensland

By | June 27, 2012 at 11:40 am | No comments

Current situation Further reports of myrtle rust in Far North Queensland There have been ongoing detections of myrtle rust in Far North Queensland since the last communiqué including new detections in the Forest Creek area north of the Daintree River and in Tolga and...

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Carbon Tax

Carbon Tax

By | June 27, 2012 at 10:09 am | No comments

The introduction of the carbon tax, effective 1 July 2012, will be the most significant step taken by the Australian Government to transition to a low-carbon future.  Find out the impact it’s expected to have on the nation’s industries by downloading the special report from...

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Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace Health & Safety

By | June 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm | No comments

The goal of occupational safety and health programs is to foster a safe and healthy work environment.   This is a timely reminder that your organisation considers that your safety systems are in place to ensure the prevention of accidents occuring on your farms.  Turf...

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Climate change in the South East Queensland Region

Climate change in the South East Queensland Region

By | June 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm | No comments

For your background information on “Climate Change” I have attached a copy of a recent report, “Climate Change in South East Queensland Region” for your reference.  I have summarised the projections below in table...

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QTPA Member Alert | Myrtle rust in Queensland (24 May 2012)

QTPA Member Alert | Myrtle rust in Queensland (24 May 2012)

By | May 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm | No comments

Current situation update Myrtle rust detected in further sites in Far North Queensland There have been detections of myrtle rust in a number of significant new sites in Far North Queensland since the last e-newsletter, including: the Mossman Gorge section of Daintree...

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Turf Australia Junior Landscare Perfect Patch of Green

Turf Australia Junior Landscare Perfect Patch of Green

By | May 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm | No comments

What is Junior Landcare? Junior Landcare is about encouraging young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment. Launched in May 1998, Junior Landcare recognises that the contribution of young people is vital if the land they are to...

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Turf Queensland State Wide Workshops

Turf Queensland State Wide Workshops

By | April 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm | No comments

Our annual workshop program has commenced.  The first workshop will be held in Cairns on 27th April followed by Townsville on 1st May and Mackay on 3rd May.  Further information can be found by clicking on our event calendar. By attending these valuable workshop attendees...

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Turf Videos on DEEDI Website

Turf Videos on DEEDI Website

By | March 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm | No comments

Here are links to two turf videos that were done last year (2011) and are now live on the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. Thanks to Steve Struss for doing such a fantastic job promoting the turf industry and what DEEDI does with...

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Fact Sheet & Case Study Development

Fact Sheet & Case Study Development

By | February 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Turf Queensland is continually producing industry related Fact Sheets and Case Studies on issues relating to the use, maintenance and value of natural turfgrass for the benefit of its members and the community.  Members are able to download these fact sheets by logging onto the...

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Turf Cost Calculator

Turf Cost Calculator

By | February 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm | No comments

Turf Queensland producers have for some time struggled with the understanding of their profitability and sustainability of their business.  The development of a “Turf Cost Calculator” has been commissioned by Turf Queensland.    The project aims to develop a detailed...

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Eco Turf Efficiency

Eco Turf Efficiency

By | February 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm | No comments

In partnership with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Turf Queensland is working to develop a sustainability program that will enable members to incorporate sustainable best practice into their core business.  This is an 18 month program concluding February...

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Turf Queensland Producer Irrigation Efficiency Scheme (TQ-PIES)

By | February 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Turf Queensland Inc has been successful in securing incentive funding through the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Resource Management for the TQ Producer Irrigation Efficiency Scheme (TQ-PIES) for South East Queensland. This is part of the SEQ Irrigation...

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Rural Water Use Efficiency (RWUE4)

Rural Water Use Efficiency (RWUE4)

By | February 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm | No comments

The Rural Water Use Efficiency (RWUE) initiative is a partnership between Turf Queensland and the Queensland government Department of Environment and Resource Management which aims to improve the use and management of available water, thereby improving the competitiveness,...

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