Coming events

Thursday 12 April 2018
Reece Distribution Centre Training Room
4 Spartan Street, Jandakot

The Sports Turf Association (WA) and Reece Irrigation are very proud to invite you to participate in a full day Irrigation Seminar to be held on Thursday 12 April. This seminar hosts a number of very important topics that we feel are vital for the success of your modern irrigation management practices. Key personnel from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will be there providing a comprehensive presentation on the very serious challenge we all face in managing our shared water resource in the Perth Peel region. Are you aware that we will all be facing a reduction in our extraction allocation up to 10% by the year 2025? Do you have any questions / suggestions for the DWER staff while they are here? We are all partners in this issue, so lets take the opportunity to work together.
In association with this topic we are proud to have long term sponsor Western Irrigation, present on the importance of not only monitoring the performance/maintenance of your irrigation bore pumps and hardware but also keeping a close eye on the health and quality of your ground water.
As we all know the key to managing a valued product or service is by knowing how much we are using and by knowing how well or how efficiently we are using it. The water we use for our irrigation in the Perth region is one such highly valued commodity, so we are proud to once again have our colleagues from South Metro TAFE on hand to provide a clear and easy to understand talk on Irrigation System Auditing.
Joining us during the day will also be presentations from Rainbird Australia, Toro Irrigation, Reece Irrigation and a special guest from Aquatrols.
I hope you can join us for what plans to be brilliant seminar day.

Time Speaker Topic
7:00 Registration
7:30 Justin Foley (Reece Irrigation) Welcome & Intro Reece Irrigation
8:00 Gareth Jones (Toro Irrigation) Toro Irrigation
8:30 Adam Strachan (Rainbird Australia) Rainbird Controllers & the IQ 3 Cloud
9:00 Tom Malehorn (Aquatrols) Aquatrol range
9:30 Morning Tea
9:50 Ben Drew (DWER) Ground Water Extraction Allocation Management
10:50 Craig Scott & Daniel Ferguson (DWER) Peel Perth Water Supply Planning @3.5Million
11:20 Andrew Ogden (Western Irrigation) Irrigation Bore Maintenance
Ground water quality monitoring
11:50 Tour of the Reece Distribution Warehouse  
12:30 Lunch
1:00 John Forrest (SM TAFE) Irrigation System Auditing
3:30 Close

Please click on the below links to download the Invite and registration form
STA(WA) Irrigation Seminar 2018 flier & registration form - fillable pdf version
STA(WA) Irrigation Seminar 2018 registration form - word doc version
RSVP by 6th April 2018




Please note, this is a draft calendar and the dates and venues may change as each event is organised.
Please check this site for more information as each event is subsequently advertised.
January WA Turf Industry Awards
Hartfield Park Golf Course, Forrestfield
23 January 2018
February STA(WA)/ South Metro TAFE BBQ
Murdoch Campus
7 February 2018
February STA(WA) Members Day @ Ascot
Ascot Racecourse
21 February 2018
April STA(WA) Irrigation Seminar
(Irrigation budgeting / system maintenance workshop)
12 April 2018
May STA(WA) Chemical Refresher Course
(labels, nozzles, storage & handling workshop)
1 May 2018
May STA(WA) Golf Challenge 16 May 2018
June 34 Australian Turfgrass Conference Wellington NZ 25-29 June 2018
July STA(WA) Soils & Nutrient Day
(Fertiliser application & Vertidrain adjust)
11 July 2018
August STA(WA) Cricket Wicket Seminar 15 August 2018
September STA (WA) AGM 5 September 2018
October TORO Regional Sports Fields & Grounds Forum ? 24 October 2018
November WA Turf Industry Awards 27 November 2018



Our annual BBQ breakfast at South Metropolitan TAFE (new name for Challenger Institute of Technology) was held on Wednesday morning 15th March.
This social meet was an ideal opportunity for members of all turf sectors (Golf, Parks & Gardens & Sports turf), and our trade colleagues to come together where many of our careers began and enjoy a hearty BBQ. While there and renewing old friendships it was a time to catch up with the turf lecturers and chat with some of the students on how things were going.

Following on from the success of last year�??�?�¢??s Cricket Wicket seminar, the Sports Turf Association (WA) was very proud to present the Cricket Wicket & Sports Field Renovation Workshop, held once again at the Murdoch University Sports Ground on Wednesday 29th March 2017.
This workshop aimed to give delegates hands-on practical experience will aspects of cricket wicket renovation under the tutelage of some of our well respected and experienced local wicket curators. During the day, delegates also received instruction from sponsors MowMaster on cylinder mower maintenance and State Wide Turf Services presented on and demonstrate sports field renovation.
Please note that thanks to sponsors Nuturf, who had been able to secure a special visit from Matthew Holmes and Daniel Docherty from Syngenta, who flew in from the east coast to present on Fungicide Resistance Management.