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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the turf industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.

If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make you order using the Final Report order form.

Application of soil amendments to maintain turf quality on sandy soils under reduced irrigation

Project Code: TU13000

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

Established in 2013 and now complete, this project investigated the use of inorganic soil amendments to improve the water retention of sandy soils, and to decrease turf water requirements.

 

While there has been the perception that the use of amendments in these soils can reduce deep water drainage and lead to more efficient use of irrigation water, this was the first time their use has been independently tested.

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the turf industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.

Developing a national standard for turf as an erosion control measure

Project Code: TU13034

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

This project is developing an Australian Standard for the use of turf in erosion control in construction management and completed works (such as buildings, roads, waterways, etc).

Turf industry communications
NxGen 2016-18
National R&D conference 2016 and 2017
Business and industry development for the turf industry 2013-17
Turf industry statistics and research 2016/17
An environmental assessment of the Australian turf industry

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the turf page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.


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Final Report order form

 

Strategic Investment Planning process for the turf industry is almost complete

Public comments on the final draft of the turf SIP have now closed.

Hort Innovation is assessing feedback received from growers and others, and as appropriate, incorporating it into the final version of the SIP.

If you would like to speak to someone about the SIP, please call Hort Innovation's turf Relationship Manager, John Vatikiotis on 0429 022 637.


Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.

See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the turf SIP.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Turf Sydney, NSW June 9 and 10, 2016
Turf Brisbane, QLD July 27, 2016
Turf Sydney, NSW October 24, 2016
Turf Sydney, NSW November 22, 2016
Turf Sydney, NSW March 28 and 29, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

About

The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the turf industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

Contact

Contacts at Hort Innovation

John Vatikiotis
Relationship Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2384
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Craig Perring
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2342
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Industry representative body: Turf Producers Australia Ltd

Contact
www.turfaustralia.com.au
T 02 4588 5735
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