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Have you read the TMJ?

Have you read the TMJ?

New Zealand Sports Turf Institute publishes a quarterly magazine called the Turf Management Journal (TMJ). Since our beginnings in 1949, our team has taken pride in sharing relevant industry news and research information. What started as a newsletter for members more...

Staff Learning at a recent Staff Seminar

Staff Learning at a recent Staff Seminar

Knowledge is crucial for success. Through the years NZSTI has built up a large know-how about testing and test equipment for natural and synthetic turf and synthetic playground surfaces. When it comes to knowledge and testing of sports surfaces in New Zealand, NZSTI...

Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings!

2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us, In March we, would never have imagined just how much would change for our company, our clients, New Zealand and the World. We would like to express our appreciation to all the hard-working people in the turf and...

Data Collection & Turf Management Decisions – Podcast

Data Collection & Turf Management Decisions – Podcast

Listen to an excellent podcast by Dr Frank Rossi regarding data collection and turf management decisions. NZSTI offer a full range of data collection and performance testing using the latest equipment for both Natural and Synthetic Turf. Contact us to collect and map...

Bespoke Training Solutions

Bespoke Training Solutions

Whilst we are probably more well known in the sports turf industry, NZ Sports Turf Institute and its wider team have significant expertise in horticulture and particularly in bespoke training solutions. So when we get an opportunity to combine them both, we embrace...

We take pride in Training!

We take pride in Training!

The images below are of our current Level 3 students. They are busy undertaking a group activity identifying on-site hazards for mowing and presenting their findings to the class – building on teamwork and oral presentation skills. These students have taken the...

Preparation for level 1 water use ban

Preparation for level 1 water use ban

Due to the severe drought, at the end of this week (16th of May), Auckland golf courses that use town supply as their water source for irrigating their turf and completing other course maintenance will need to stop using that water source – irrigation will not be...

Sports turf management enhances professional sporting career

Sports turf management enhances professional sporting career

Five years ago, a young talented cricketer completed a sports turf management programme whilst also studying for NCEA at St Peter’s College, Cambridge. That young cricketer was Tim Siefert, who is now a New Zealand Black Cap in the short forms of T20 & One day...

Vision for Asian golf industry now a reality

Vision for Asian golf industry now a reality

New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI), a member of the Labosport group, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) in delivering the inaugural Certificate in Greenkeeping (CIG) programme, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the first of its kind in Asia…

NZSTI Turf App

NZSTI Turf App

The NZSTI Turf App contains practical tools to help you get the most out of your turf. These tools have been developed with the input of the agronomists here at the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute and have been tried and tested to ensure accurate results...