2022 Sports Turf Seminar

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On Thursday 14th July 2022

STA is holding a Sports Turf Seminar. At the MCG Melbourne. (Olympic Room, Level 2, Enter Gate 3)

Program subject to relevant COVID-19 State Government Health Department directives at the time. All delegates are required to be registered to gain entry.


7.30am – 8.00am Registration

8.00am – 8.15am AGM – Mark Doyle, President – Welcome
Conduct AGM

8.15am – 8.25am Tony Jones, Sports Presenter & MC for the day
Welcome & Overview of the day

8.25am – 8.45am Jyri Kaapro, Bayer (Major Sponsor)
New Innovation for the Control of Scarab Larvae in Turf

8.45am – 9.05am Liam O’keefe, Senior Manager, Flemington Racecourse
Overview of the Flemington Racecourse Tracks and Facilities and Racetrack Preparation for Racedays

9.05am – 9.25am Jayde Robson (Graduate Victorian winner 2020) & Education Update Hugh Gardner
Toro Graduate of the Year Award. Tony Jones chatting to Jayde

9.25am – 9.45am Grant Greenway, ETP Turf Professionals
“NDVI” – Remote Sensing for Turf Performance

9.45am – 10.30am Jane Bunn, Meteorologist & Weather Presenter
Understanding Victorian Rainfall Variability Today and in the Future.

10.30am – 11.00am MORNING TEA – TRADE SHOW AREA

11.00am – 11.20am Jyri Kaapro, Bayer (Major Sponsor)
Specticle Pre-emergent Weed Control Research

11.20am – 11.40am Erik Kinlon, Business Development Manager – Elite Facilities, HG Turf Group
“Hybrid Grass for Sports Fields from Elite to Community”

11.40am – 12.25pm Tony Jones, Sports Presenter & Journalist
Tony sharing experiences as a Sports Commentator

12.25pm – 1.30pm LUNCH – TRADE SHOW AREA

1.30pm – 2.30pm Project Panel – Client: Adrian Black (MOPT), Designer: Jarrod Hill (Sporteng), Contractor: David Drohomirecki (Pitchcraft)
“Constructing a Demon” – Following Melbourne Football Club’s first Premiership flag in 57 years,the decision was made to upgrade the club’s spiritual home ground training facility in Goschs Paddock. Panel will look at the complexity and challenges faced in the reconstruction of the Oval.

2.30pm – 3.00pm Michael Salvatore, MCG
MCG Ground Tour & Chat