Turfgrass Research


AGCSATech is a division of the ASTMA that enables the association to embark on research programmes directed at providing independent data and solutions to some of the most important problems confronting superintendents.

AGCSATech has been able to undertake a variety of significant projects for the benefit of the industry over the past 15 years. Among these, Research projects have included:

  • Golf course biodiversity and carbon sequestration (in conjunction with the University of Melbourne)

  • Golf course benchmarking

  • Bentgrass variety trials

  • Evaluation of selected bentgrass ecotypes for sailinity tolerance and sod production

  • Environmental and health benefits of golf courses (literature review)

  • Effluent water use on turf

  • Survey of Australian golf courses using reclaimed wastewater

  • Collection and evaluation of bentgrass and couchgrass ecotypes in old putting greens

  • Management guidelines for new warm-season grasses in Australia (in conjunction with QDPIF)

  • ANTEP Ryegrass and Tall Fescue Trials (in conjunction with the Australian Seed Federation)


Final reports from all these projects are available, please contact ASTMA on +61 3 9548 8600 to request a Copy.

The ASTMA is committed to further Research in order to promote the quality of Turfgrass in Australia, and the Profession of Superintendents and Turf Managers.  If you would like more information on our Research Programs, or are looking for funding for a Research Project, please contact us to find out how we can help.