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QTPA Member Alert |Staying in the Green Turf Cost Calculator Workshop Coming to Nambour and Redlands in JULY 2014.

“Staying in the Green” Turf Cost Calculator Workship Comong to Nambour and Redlands in July 2014

Understanding your turf production costing with “Staying in the Green” financial modelling calculator developed by Turf Queensland and Turf Australia, is critical to your sustainability in the medium to long term.

A critical component of successful turf production is understanding your costs.

As Turf Queensland members will be aware a couple of years ago your Association developed the Turf Cost Calculator to allow member companies to undertake their own costing and identify the M2 rate at the farm gate including production of various species, delivery and installation. So far across Queensland we have rolled out 4 workshops to assist our producers in understanding and clarifying the various inputs required to populate the model. Turf producers have continuously requested these workshops and we have reacted accordingly delivering six workshops across the state that are being delivered by Turf Australia’s support via the ‘Turf Levy’ and HAL. This is a good example of your Turf Levy at work and is your opportunity to benefit.

NB: These are the last 2 workshops in Queensland.

Importantly Southeast Queensland is the last to receive this assistance and workshops that will be held in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast and Redlands in South East Brisbane as follows:


  • PLACE:   DAFFQ Maroochy Research Station, 47 Mayers road Nambour, 4560.
  • DATE:     Tuesday 22nd July 2014.
  • TIME:      9am – 3pm.


  • PLACE:    Redlands Research Station 26-40 Delancey Street Cleveland Q 4163.
  • DATE:      Thursday 24th JULY 2014.
  • TIME:       9am – 3PM

These workshops will be delivered by Bill Johnson the Principal Agricultural Economist for the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry here in Queensland who was the developer of this great economic tool. You will be able to ask questions and clarify issues directly with him.  Catering will be provided and it is recommended that you will bring with you your laptop to download the calculator tool.

Further to our previous emails and phone calls we will be in touch with you again shortly to confirm your attendance at these important workshops that are not to be missed.

Please lock in these dates where they suit and confirm accordingly. We will be in touch between now and the workshops as reminder of this important event.

For further information feel free to contact Turf Queensland on 0407 131 025.


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