Dr Mick Battam, AgEnviro Solutions (AUS)
Dr Mick Battam is a certified professional soil scientist with 24 years’ experience. He has provided advice on >1000 sports fields, 50 feature parks, 25 golf courses, Randwick and Eagle Farm Racetracks. He wrote the “Sydney Water Best Practices Guidelines for holistic turf management” and “Love Your Garden” program
5 steps needed to maintain heavily used sporting fields in good condition
A recent survey of 600 sporting fields found 35% were in poor condition, with a further 20% in very poor and often dangerous condition. Despite this, several heavily used sporting fields maintained acceptable turf cover throughout the year. This talk presents the findings of this study and highlights the key steps needed to maintain heavily used sporting fields in acceptable condition. These findings can be used to reduce turf patching and hence sporting field maintenance costs.