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A war on our turf

15 Nov 2017 Events, News, Research



wicket grass

Returfing the wicket square earlier in the year, Lawn Solutions Australia’s member growers have been behind the new TifTuf Bermuda turf being successfully trialled at this iconic ground.



Lawn Solutions Australia’s (LSA) new turf-type, the Internationally acclaimed Bermuda grass, TifTuf; will be making its debut alongside some other internationally recognisable Aussie names in just over a few weeks’ time.

One of the world’s greatest sporting contests returns to Australia for the first time in four years, with The Ashes opener being played at Brisbane’s Gabba in Queensland coming-up in late November.

The first Test kicks off at the Gabba from November 23-27 in this highly anticipated series between Australia and England. The second Test runs from December 2-6 at Adelaide Oval and the WACA Ground, for the last time, will host the third Test from December 14-18. The fourth game in the series takes place from Boxing Day, December 26 at the MCG and the final test will be hosted by the SCG from January 4, in the New Year.

LSA has been a behind-the-scenes participant in the forthcoming Gabba event, since repairs took place at the hallowed pitch following what was reported as a fair amount of damage to the wicket square during the Adele concert earlier in the year.

Trials that have been taking place with a number of grass types at the ground have led to TifTuf being noticed for its stand-out recovery properties.

Being a multi-purpose venue with AFL now played regularly at the ground, the need for a vigorous growing and wear-resistant turf-type has quickly seen LSA’s TifTuf Bermuda being favoured by curators.

There has been huge debate over recent months about the state of the pitch and even talk of the need for a drop-in-wicket similar to South Australia, but so far hopes are pinned on the durability and other characteristics of this new turf type to carry it through.

Many of Lawn Solutions Australia premium Turfgrowers have developed long-lasting relationships with the sports turf industry and trialling this new turf at venues like this has been taking place around Australia and internationally, to properly ascertain the turf’s ongoing performance.

This exciting new TifTuf  is destined not only to grace such hallowed sites like the Gabba, but will soon feature on many other commercial and home lawn fixtures around the country.

Lawncare doesn’t need to be difficult and simple hints from Lawn Solutions Australia and their network of member turf growers and Lawn Solutions Centres Australia-wide can help with products to keep your lawn in top condition this summer.



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