Sports Field Research


Research Report
Compare possible hours of use for different sports field construction types and maintenance inputs.

STA (Vic) has released the findings of this recently completed research project.

STA (Vic) commissioned John Neylan (Turfgrass Consulting Research) and David Nickson (Grand Prix Turf) to undertake this extremely extensive project carried out over 17 months through all seasons of weather.

The objective of this research project was to compare;

  • Sportsfields of different construction types

  • The associated maintenance practices compared to the quality of the playing surfaces

  • The potential hours of use for the different construction types and maintenance programs


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