Anco has been supplying the professional horticultural and sportsturf industry with turf for all situations. In addition Anco can provide specialist planting and laying equipment. Our history in special projects is extensive and includes Racetracks, Sportsfields, cricket wickets, Golf Courses, Schools and large landscapes.
Anco can contract grow to specification. Our recent contract growing projects include growing turf for the resurfacing of Caulfield Racetrack, Mornington Racing Club, Greens turf for Huntingdale Golf Club and Santa Ana couch turfing of Geelong College. Anco supplied and laid the turf for the reconstruction of Flemington racetrack. The track was laid over a one month period during February and March 2007. Racing commence at Flemington in September 2007. In November 2007 we supplied and laid Conquest Couch turf on the new Barwon Heads Golf Club Par 3 course. The course opened in mid December 2007.
Line planting is a method used to produce a warm season grass turf with minimal disturbance to the existing surface. Areas can be converted from the existing grass type to a new species or cultivar in a short period allowing the area to be reused faster than traditional establishment methods.
Anco can line plant warm season grasses with the use of our state of the art Line planting machine. The floating heads of the machine ensure minimal disturbance to the existing surface on both flat or undulating ground. An even planting rate and depth is also ensured due to the floating heads. Some of our line planting projects include Robert Bruce Oval Sunshine, The Albert ground, Research Football Club, Christian College and Elcho Park Golf Club.
Kikuyu and Couch varieties develop rapidly from line planting. Sportsturf grass variety conversion is popular as a method of developing a superior surface that uses less water than cool season grasses.
Erosion Control Turf
Anco supply Erosion control turf. The turf can be purchased in Big rolls or in slabs. The Big rolls can be cut up to 15 metres in length and are 1.2 metres wide. We can also supply pegging devices that will hold the turf on steep sloping areas.
Anco invest in trial work ensuring that the products we supply are the best available. We are currently funding a Kikuyu breeding program at the Sydney University. The aim is to breed a new Kikuyu that exhibits shade tolerance, fine leaf, drought tolerance and resistance to the disease "Kikuyu Yellows". At this stage several cultivars are at the production stage and it is hoped that a new Kikuyu turf variety will be available for commercial release within a few years.
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