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Turf apps for your smartphone August 2012

At the AGCSA conference last month myself and Robin Doodson spoke on different apps you can use on your smartphone. These are a list of the apps we mentioned during the talk. There are plenty more apps available and if you are using some I have not mentioned please feel free to contact me as […]

AGCSA conference review 2012

Welcome to all our new readers of this blog from the conference. I hope you enjoy these posts and I welcome back any feedback good or not so good. this blog is for you.   Congratulations to the following winners of our competition:   iPod touch Stephen Lewis Ben Bruzquis   iTunes voucher Jamie Wray […]

AGCSA Social Media seminar 2012

Our social media and smarthphone app session went very well at the AGCSA conference the other week. I would like to thank all those who attended as we were first up on the Thursday morning.   I firstly have to thank Robin Doodson my co presenter for the excellent job he did not just in […]

AGCSA conference 2012

The major turf conference is upon us next week. All the industry will descend on Melbourne Convention Centre for the week with education sessions and the trade show.   We will be having a stand at the show and I wanted to take a couple of minutes to let you know the exciting things you […]

Giveaway March 2012

Thank you for taking the time out to read my blog over the past couple of years. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.   As I mentioned in a previous email I am going to have a competition to give away a book titled The Spirit of St […]

GIS 2012 Parts 1,2 &3 Vegas

I started writing this while inthe US but just finished it now.   Well I’ve landed here in Vegas. One word WOW. As we went to land we had to abort at the last minute but this was a blessing as we got a great view of the strip at night. (The aiport is only […]

Sydney’s newest golf course Stonecutters -Jan 2012

I had the chance to visit one of Sydney’a newest courses other late last year Stoncutters Ridge. Situated at Riverstone this will be the new site of Ashlar Golf Course (which is being turned into housing),   The course will be: 18 holes6350m 72 Par 40 hectares of turf including fairways greens and short roughs. […]

Fungicide Reistance Parts 1&2 Nov 2012

Fungicide Resistance This is a topic close to me as when I develop programs up for turf managers I always ask what their problems are and when do they occur, how there budget is etc. Pretty much what GCI Magazine just published with their “Get with the plan” story in the September 2012 issue. I […]

2014 Work smarter

      A blue stop sign from US last year. I’ve chosen this heading to kick off 2014 as we are all busy these days and do work alot. My thinking is lets our ask ourselves to work smarter by working out on doing things better. This has been a continual theme with discussions […]

Its rained and its warm- Disease alert – February 2014

We have finally got some significant rainfall in Adelaide, regional NSW including Sydney and surrounding areas from the mid north coast to Canberra. Even our PM was in drought areas and it started raining (maybe he should head out there more for it to rain if this is the case). The rain is very welcoming […]