14th January 2021

Turf industry growing strong.

The results of the 2019-20 Turf Statistics study are now available and continue to show strong sales with a 5.7% increase of total turf sold and a significant increase of 14.9% of farm gate value.

- Over 38 million square metres of turf sold

- Over $280 million in farm gate value

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14th January 2021

Breathe easy with natural turf

New research from Turf Producers International and the Lawn Institute confirm the benefits of natural turf on our environment and health.  This research used local weather data in 31 cities worldwide, including 5 in Australia, and found that a 200 square metre turf lawn can produce
enough oxygen for between 12 and 18 people in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.

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17th December 2020

Four ways to sell turf using levy-funded research

This poster has been designed to support turf sales staff when promoting the benefits of turf.

The data is from levy funded research completed in 2020. Grower levy funds that are matched by the Australian Government.

Growers can display this in the office to give staff the tools to confidently sell the researched benefits of natural turf.

It can also be shared with clients, councils, landscapers etc.


 


 

17th November 2020

Turf Australia appoints new President

At the AGM today Turf Australia voted in a new board. Congratulations to Bec Sellick from Lawn Doctor in WA on becoming the new Turf Australia President.

We have also welcomed Hugo Struss from Tinamba Turf, QLD to the Board.

Turf Australia would also like to thank Ross Boyle who steps down as President after a long and successful tenure.

The full Board of Directors list can be found here


 


 

5 November 2020

Living near green space linked to lower rates of smoking and higher chances of quitting

People are significantly less likely to smoke – and are more likely to successfully quit – if they live in green neighbourhoods, new research has found.

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4 November 2020

Daycare Study shows that kids are healthier when playing on grass and in nature.

When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time.

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21 October 2020

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools

A school is more than its classrooms — it's a place made for play and connection with the physical environment.

But when the hottest spot in a school is its playground, the future looks increasingly like one spent inside.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here if you want to learn more about the research study


 


 

12 October  2020

AGM - 17 November 2020

Turf Australia is pleased to invite Members to our virtual Annual General Meeting which will be held on the 17th of November 2020 at 4 pm Sydney time.

For further details, including the Board Nomination form - please click here


 


 

19 August 2020

International Lawn Day - 31st August 2020

Turf Australia is pleased to be part of this new initiative.

Promote your business or access thousands in discounts on lawn products.

Click here for more information or how you can be part of International Lawn Day


 


 

1 July 2020

Turf is the key to keeping our cities cool

New research confirms how important turf is as a method to negate the urban heat island. Conducted by Edge Environment, the research found that in Australian cities surveyed, living turf was actively cooling the areas around it.

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5 June 2020

A Home is much more than four walls

A joint industry statement was made to the Federal Treasurer and Housing Minister in advance of the release home renovation package. Greelife Industry Australia, Turf Australia and Landscape industries of NSW, Act, Qld, SA and WA collaborated promoting that a home is much more than four walls and greenspace is vital to make a home truely liveable.

Click here for the joint industry statement.


 


 

7th April 2020

Science confirms Turf is a fire retardant

Researchers GHD have undertaken a study investigating the fire retardant nature of living grass, particularly in comparison with synthetic grass.

Three common turf species were tested and despite the different properties of each grass, the study found that living turf, kept in short green condition is highly resistant to bushfire.

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February 2020

Gardening Australia discovers the importance and benefits of efficiently watering your lawn and how the South Australian Water Authority has learnt from past droughts.

Click here for video