Striving for continued improvement

When you get the opportunity to do it right, and you know it will pay off, the results speak for themselves. Such was the case with the West Tamar sporting precinct in Launceston, Tasmania. A series of sports facilities that caters for football, soccer and cricket for state and local teams means that the curators are aware of what works and what...

Bringing community together through sport

Contributing to community at a grass roots level means a lot to Barenbrug. When the opportunity to collaborate with Melbourne Football Club came along to provide a remote indigenous community with a grassed oval, we felt privileged to help.

Premier establishment, colour, longevity & disease resistance

As with previous years, the forthcoming 2019 AFL season will present significant challenges for Perth Stadium
Management Turf Services Manager, Nathan Saville. Turf recovery and re-establishment at Domain Stadium (formerly Subiaco Oval) had to be swift after monster trucks - that travelled up to 160km/hr and generated 2000 horsepower - ripped up the...

Elite continental ryegrasses rise to the challenge

Premier Tasmanian entertainment venue, Blundstone Arena, hosts a staggering array of sporting events throughout the year and that creates a great challenge for head curator, Marcus Pamplin. It takes all his 25 years of turf growing experience to manage cool season grasses so they keep up with the demands of international, national, state and local...

Pure Distinction a green phenomenon

In a recent radio interview on 1116 SEN, world # 66 golfer Marcus Fraser, rated the newly opened Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club greens based on Pure Distinction bentgrass as the best he’s ever played.


Speaking on the quality of the greens on ‘Evenings with Finey’, Marcus said, “Those seven greens that are in play at the moment are by far...


Moe track thrives with recent renovations

Held in October, Moe Racing Club’s ‘Moe Cup’ featured prominently as a highlight in country Victoria’s regional calendar. Considered one of Victoria’s youngest and most vibrant courses, Moe racecourse has undergone extensive renovations in recent years and by all accounts, pundits are pleased with what they see.


Track Facilities Manager, Brendan...

MVRC turf trials yield first class results

Two new Barenbrug perennial ryegrass varieties called Bealey (pictured right) and RPR  (Regenerating Perennial Ryegrass, pictured Left) have raced ahead of the pack in an extensive trial program at Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC). According to Turf Manager, Sam Tankard, there are no features more important to him than root depth and density. When...

Barenbrug Pursues Extraordinary Grasses

Turf Portfolio Manager for Barenbrug, Matt Merrick, describes the close relationship between Barenbrug Australia and the Royal Barenbrug group as a dynamic and important partnership.  It has resulted in the release in Australia of many market leading turf varieties. 


  Recent exclusive innovations include:

  • Regenerating perennial ryegrass (RPR...

Striker Gold Shines through Canberra's cold winters

The winter playing surface of Manuka Oval has taken on a whole new lease of life, thanks largely to the installation of gravel and herring bone sub-soil drainage, along with the introduction of new continental ryegrass varieties about three years ago. Head curator, Brad Van Dam, came to Manuka oval about nine years ago. He realised if Canberra's...

Images & Videos


2020 MCG Grounds update


Talking turf with Troy Shepherd from Albury Sportsground


As seen on "The Block" program on channel 7 in 2017, RTFTM was used to produce a stunning instant lawn finish.


Glen Willow Regional Sporting Stadium Mudgee NSW - Striker Gold Turf 


Albury tigers player is Captain Chris Hyde. He believes this year the Albury Sports Ground supported the best playing surface in the competition and arguably one of the best in Australia.

“You can have an inch of rain an hour before play and within 60 minutes its perfect. We are very fortunate to play and train on a surface like this sports ground,” he said.



Albury Tigers grounds post winter wear.


Casey Field Continental Ryegrass Success.


RTF Rhizome in New Zealand.


Blundstone Oval with RPR in Hobart, Tasmania.


Pure Distinction reduced POA annua invasion.


Striker Gold in NSW