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Turf NSW develops Certificate III in Turf Production


A draft program is now available for the turf industry to review and provide feedback.

The program has been developed to include duties that would be undertaken by staff / Apprentices working at a Turf Farm.  When considering this course please take into account that the work expected would be for a new employee who may or may not have any experience.
 

Click here for the Draft program

 

Click here for survey

The Survey only takes a few minutes and your feedback is important and appreciated.
 


 

IPART - Prices for WaterNSW’s Rural Bulk Water Services
from 1 July 2017 (formerly State Water Corporation)




 

June 2017 Issue

 
 

NRM On Farms Newsletter

NSW DPI produce a monthly newsletter summarising recent information about climate and natural resource management relevant to agriculture to keep farmers, advisors and researchers up to date. Below are recent editions
October 2016
September 2016
 
 

Living Cities Workshop

 
Industry leaders from over 50 organisations in urban planning, infrastructure, utilities and greening sectors converged on Canberra in February to develop key policy recommendations to inform the greening of Australian cities and the Australian Governments upcoming Cities Policy position paper expected to be released in coming months.

Click here for the full press release

 

 

Muscats blitz it now they're on right track

 

Hawkesbury Gazette - 15 Feb 2016

WORKSHOPS on improving the viability of turf farms have reaped solid benefits for one Freemans Reach turf farmer.

Anthony Muscat owns and operates Greener Lawn Supplies and after his son attended a ‘cost of production’ workshop and revised their figures and work practices, they recorded a 15 per cent increase in profits despite selling 20 per cent less product over a period of 18 months. 

Other turf farmers in the area can get on board the program, with the next in the series of workshops scheduled for next week. Run by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the workshops were part of a national turf levy-funded project to support turf producers, a growing part of the Hawkesbury economy.

“We wanted to do something practical that could help those in the industry improve their sustainability and thus, profitability,” GSLLS’s turf expert Matt Plunkett said.  Read more