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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the turf industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Application of soil amendments to maintain turf quality on sandy soils under reduced irrigation
Project Code: TU13000
Status: Near-completed project
Established in 2013, this project is investigating the use of inorganic soil amendments to improve the water retention of sandy soils and to decrease turf water requirements. This is particularly important in the face of future water restrictions due to climate change and population growth.
The project is due for completion at the end of 2016.
Developing a national standard for turf as an erosion control measure
Turf industry communications
National R&D conference 2016 and 2017
Business and industry development for the turf industry 2013-17
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the turf page at Hortlink Spring.
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the turf industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Thursday, February 23, 2017 to get in any final feedback. If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring John Vatikiotis of Hort Innovation on 0429 022 637.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
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
|Turf||Sydney, NSW||June 9, 2016|
|Turf||Sydney, NSW||June 10, 2016|
|Turf||Brisbane, QLD||July 27, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
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).
|Ross Boyle||Rosemount Turf||QLD|
|Sarah Mason||Coastal Turf||NSW|
|Lawrence Stephenson||Twin View Turf||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||June 9-10, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|Meeting 2||November 22, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|