Conference Topics and Sessions

The 2021 Australian Sports Turf Managers Conference will include upward of 30 seminars and workshops totalling over 60 hours of education from local experts and researchers, members, allied organisations and industry experts.  Highlights of the conference include renowned motivational speakers, keynote sessions on management tools, health and wellbeing and virtual presentations from leading international turf identities.

The full conference program is still being finalised however listed below are a range of topics that we plan to cover during conference week.  Updates will be made frequently over the coming weeks with more topics to be added and speaker announced.

Turf Management

•    Contamination and Bio Security responsibilities
•    Maximising efficiency of fungicide applications
•    Effective management of ERI Fungi
•    Developing fertiliser programs
•    Understanding the importance of data
•    Trial updates
•    Irrigation, various topics
•    Sand selection – bunker sand, top-dressing (insights to make the right choice)
•    Sportsfield , Stadium and Golf Course management 
•    Regional roundups
•    Redevelopment projects

Environment and Sustainability

•    Renewable energy in the workplace
•    Making the most of solar power
•    Soil GH gas emissions from Australian playing surfaces
•    Golf 2020 sustainability programme


•    Developing effective presentation skills to engage an audience
•    Modern leadership for Turf Managers
•    Stories of success – The path to leadership

Health and Wellbeing

•    Overcoming adversity
•    Building mentally healthy workplaces in a changing environment

Turf Technicians

•    Shed tours
•    Technical updates from leading manufacturers
•    Future trends
•    How to service small engine carburettors