Turf is a natural, sustainable product that enhances the environment, keeps the Australian outdoor lifestyle active, and is an integral part of modern landscapes.
Turf is available Australia-wide and the use of sophisticated harvesting equipment and delivery processes makes it easy to specify in any landscape. The October 2010 turfing of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where over one hectare was laid in just a few hours, is an example of just how quickly an install can take place.
The turf industry is responsive to consumer demand and has a range of cultivars to suit general purposes as well as specialist needs, such as sporting fields, high-use areas, seaside gardens and waste water treatment facilities. New cultivars are more drought tolerant than cool climate grasses and will grow quite well on non-potable (grey) water and in-part shade conditions.
Turf Australia is the national peak industry body for growers and invites all to be involved. Turf Australia was formed in 2004 to support the growth of the industry as well as the profitability of its members.
The Turf Industry has a statutory levy for research, development and marketing. Funds derived from the levy are spent against a strategic plan for the benefit of the industry.
Turf Australia has valuable resources on turf selection and management. The industry has a website that contains fact sheets, hints and tips, and general information on turf selection. For more information visit www.turfaustralia.com.au.
In addition, Turf Australia distribute an industry eNewsletter and quarterly industry magazine. To receive a copy, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership to Turf Australia is by application, which is available from the Turf Australia office or online at www.turfaustralia.com.au.
CONTACT & INFORMATION
President | Ross Boyle
Market Development Manager | Jenny Zadro
Marketing & Events Coordinator | Rachel Layt
National Office PO BOX 92, Richmond NSW 2753
P 02 4588 5735
M 0438 883 754