LSA set for Symposia

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Lawn Solutions Australia has accepted an opportunity to put the best-case-forward for turf as part of The Mechanics of Urban Greening conference coming up in Cairns, Far North Queensland at the end of this month.

Part of the 2016 Australian Institute of Horticulture Symposium, the week-long-event includes a number of on-site activities to be held around Cairns with the two-day conference over November 23-24 attracting a broad array of speakers, many of whom are registered horticulturists, teachers, and people involved in the design and hands-on-work of horticulture.

Lawn Solutions Australia is delighted to be part of such an event and looks forward to sharing exciting new developments in turfgrass breeding and development.

New turf-types that have reduced fertiliser- and water-input requirements, yet perform extremely well under in reduced green-space and smaller backyard areas.

The squeeze on the size of open-areas and sometimes maintenance budgets often results in more demanding requirements on turf and lawns for wear, shade and drought-tolerance in much of our nation’s drying climate.

It is a challenge that Lawn Solutions Australia says that their new turf-breeding-developments promise to address with turf and lawn areas that have terrific appearance and perform extremely well under such demanding circumstances.

Lawn Solutions Australia member grower Harden Park Lawns will be included in the symposia’s Tropical Bus Tour taking place on Friday, November 25 and are also excited about being part of this event, where they will get to showcase some of their trusted lawn varieties and some of these newer emerging turf-types.

Bringing together a number of the country’s horticulture associations the symposium is a collaborative effort being organised by the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH), the International Society of Horticulture Science (ISHS) and the Australian Society of Horticulture Science (AUSHS).

The three sister organisations have joined together to assemble a ten-symposium-program for what they say represents the future issues, science and mechanics of horticulture that affect us all.

Members of these organisations deal with governments, consumers and corporations on a regular basis and the conference will look at how to get better deals for more green space and ask the questions of ‘nature and nurture’ of horticulturalists; while considering the upward movement of vertical and lofty green spaces in how we will live more ‘modern urban’ lives.

Further information on the symposia and complete program can be found at the International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture and further information on Lawn Solutions Australia and their breeding program at