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About The Turf Growers Association of WA

The Turf Growers Association of WA (TGAWA) was established in 1992 as an association of turf growers and allied businesses governed by Rules, a Code of Ethics and a Code of Best Practice.

Supporting the Turf Industry in WA

The Australian lawn has been a part of our culture for many years and there is nothing we like more than spending time with the family in our own backyard.

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  • From this ……to this………..in just 6 weeks - The Turf Growers Association WA has worked collaboratively with the Water Corporation to build this really good little guide on “How to bring your brown lawn back to life”. The usual reflex with a brown lawn is to give it a good soak, but it’s not just water your lawn needs to survive the heat.… Continue Reading
  • Sprinkler TIP - Avoid using a combination of sprinkler types in a single irrigation station. Each sprinkler type distributes water at a different rate. Without uniform sprinkler types, you may find brown patches appear on your lawn. For example, pop up sprinklers generally take between 13 and 20 minutes to put down 10mm of water, while rotary sprinklers… Continue Reading
  • Summer Tip - With the heat of summer upon us, it’s time to check if you’re irrigating your lawns and gardens effectively. The best way to measure whether you are applying 10mm of water per irrigation is by conducting a catch cups trial to measure your irrigation output. Catch cups are available free from your local Turf Growers… Continue Reading

The Sports Turf Association (WA) is a highly valued industry partner with whom the TGAWA is proud to be associated. Our associations have worked collaboratively for many years with the best interest of the if the WA Turf Industry at heart. This unique partnership has resulted in collaboration to fund the WA Turf Industry Executive Officer and broader recognition of the two associations as the combined WA Turf Industry.

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Green Space Alliance Western Australia

Green Space Alliance WA is the WA alliance of organisations working to engage stakeholders, including government departments, local government and the community to influence creation of quality parks and gardens for a liveable state via innovative urban design, landscape architecture and outstanding landscaping projects.

One voice of GSA is acknowledged by numerous state government departments, as the point of reference for green infrastructure matters.

Green Space Alliance Vision Statement

To live in a community that values green spaces at its core which delivers benefits to everyone through improved health, wellbeing and livability by using innovative water and urban planning solutions.

The Turf Growers Association of WA is a proud member and supporter of the Green Space Alliance WA

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I’m very proud to finally announce to you that last night I had the absolute honour to award my past apprentice at All Saints College WA, Kennedy (Ned) Sorrell the recipient of the Australian Sports Turf Graduate of 2020. The presentation was performed at a gala dinner on the opening night of the Australian Sports Turf Managers Conference and Trade Expo held this year at the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre in front of approx. 200 representatives from all around Australia.Ned and the other graduate candidates are guests of ASTMA and Toro Australia and will attending the week long conference before they fly home on Saturday. Then next year and pending on Covid-19 travel permissions Ned will be invited to be Toro Australia’s guest attending a study tour and sight visits for a week or more in the United States.All the graduates, including those of last year’s covid lockdown cohort and from both Sports Turf and Golf streams were excellent ambassadors of the industry. They fill us with pride and hope for the future of the industry. Well done to all for your participation in mentoring and guiding these young men and women.Warm regardsTony GuyPresident STA (WA)President STA National#proud #apprenticeships #sportsturf #sportsturfmanagement #education #Congratulations #turfindustry #AustraliaAwards #bestjobever #welldone See MoreSee Less
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Check out Daniel Ferguson, from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s presentation for the WA Turf Seminar last week. You can download the presentation from the STA (WA) website at the link below. Well worth having a look at. www.sportsturfwa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/210616-Turf-Assoc-seminar-future-groundwater.pdf See MoreSee Less
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