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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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