The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is committed to supporting a highly efficient, innovative, productive and successful agricultural sector that will thrive into the future. DAFF aims to:
- facilitate new infrastructure to support agriculture
- improve agriculture skills and career pathways
- improve research, development and extension
- protect strategic cropping land
- direct extra resources to biosecurity
Turf Producers International (USA)
TPI is the only worldwide association committed to the advancement of the turfgrass sod industry. Through the education of its members, product users and various green industry and government entities, the association serves to encourage the use of turfgrass sod worldwide. TPI was formed in 1967, as the American Sod Producers Association (ASPA), by a group of 40 Midwest United States turfgrass sod farmers who believed their common goals and issues could be better served by combining their resources. TPI’s membership exceeds 900 and is represented by 70% U.S. and 30% international members.
European Turfgrass Society (Europe).
The objectives of the ETS include the spread of innovative applications and encouragement of a holistic view of turf, particularly with respect to its influence on urban and environmental quality. Consider turfgrass knowledge in the broadest sense, including its use in sport and leisure and its role in improving urban quality and its importance in the mitigation of environmental effects such as soil erosion . Provide a forum for scientists, consultants, companies and practitioners to discuss technical issues The ETS covers most countries in Europe with its office in Italy.
Queensland Department of Natural Resources And Mines
On the 30 March 2012 the Queensland Government announced machinery-of-government changes for departments. The functions of the former Department of Environment and Resource Management will now be delivered by the following departments:
- Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
- Department of Natural Resources and Mines
- Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
- Department of Energy and Water Supply
- Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage
The department is responsible for managing the health of the environment to protect Queensland’s unique ecosystems, including its landscapes and waterways, as well as its native plants and animals and biodiversity. The department’s role is to act as a strong environmental regulator which supports sustainable long-term economic development of Queensland. The department’s key activities include:
- Conservation and Sustainability Services, including the implementation of programs to conserve and enhance the health of the state’s natural environment
- Environmental Services and Regulation, including the facilitation of project approvals and industry compliance
- Environmental Policy and Planning, including developing and reforming legislation, plans and programs to support front-line environmental service delivery, manage our ecosystems, waste agenda and our ongoing role in climate change adaptation.
Imported Red Fire Ants
Fire ants are dangerous imported pests that could spread to large areas of Australia and severely damaging the environment. Under Queensland legislation, fire ants are a notifiable pest and suspected sightings must be reported to Biosecurity Queensland. To report suspect fire ants please contact Bio Security on 13 25 23 or click on the link below for more information.
“Turf Producers Australia Ltd. (TPA) has been the national peak industry body for the turf industry since establishment in 2002. TPA is committed to the promotion of turf as a safe, healthy, environmentally sustainable product for use in sports, landscapes and residential areas throughout Australia. Through membership of Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and in conjunction with state associations such as Turf Queensland and other industry partners , TPA aims to foster industry development though extensive research and development and marketing projects, for the benefit of all growers and end users.
B.App.Sc (Hort Tech) CNP, Dip. Irr.
Mobile: 0409 263 572
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Precision Agriculture is a consulting company offering advice, training and products associated with precision farming industries. Precision Agriculture have been working with Turf Queensland on the RWUE-IF project.
Nuturf, a division of Amgrow Pty Ltd, is a leading distributor of products and agronomic services specialising in the turf and amenity horticulture industry in Australia. Their national network of qualified sales specialists offers advice and solutions in Plant Nutrition, Plant Protection, Seed, Surfactants and Colourants. Nuturf is also a strong supporter and sponsor for Turf Queensland. Andrew Smith also sits on the board as an industry advisor. Members can contact Andrew on: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 0412 737 795