Posted May 08, 2019 10:23:07 The Australian Grass Institute is urging the government to allow the use of artificial turf in Australian stadiums, amid a growing concern that the sport could be taking a negative toll on grass, especially in the north of the country.
Australian Grass, the grass industry body, said the use and regulation of artificial grass is “critical” for maintaining grass quality in the country’s grassy regions.
“We are worried that the use or regulation of grass in the northern states of NSW and Victoria could be damaging the environment, which has been a focus of our grass campaign,” the organisation’s director, Dr Brian Tait, said.
“It’s a question of whether grass is going to be a part of the Australian game or not, and that’s what’s driving our grass campaigns.”
Australian Grass said it is concerned about the impacts of artificial artificial grass on grassland biodiversity, and the impacts it is having on grass in Australia’s north.
“There’s a growing awareness of the impact of artificial and natural grass on vegetation, especially on grassy areas, and grass is one of the most important habitats for many species of plants, animals and insects,” Dr Tait said.
“In order to have the best possible grass quality, we need grass that is grass, that is safe for all species and the environment.” “
In recent years, the government has made some progress on grass management in the North, including a proposal to ban the use on public lands of artificial vegetation on the grounds it could cause water pollution and increase erosion. “
In order to have the best possible grass quality, we need grass that is grass, that is safe for all species and the environment.”
In recent years, the government has made some progress on grass management in the North, including a proposal to ban the use on public lands of artificial vegetation on the grounds it could cause water pollution and increase erosion.
In a statement, the Government said it will “work with the grass growers and grass industry to improve the management of the grasses currently on public and private land”.
But it said it would not be “responsible for the management and conservation of artificial, synthetic or other non-grass vegetation”.
The Department of Primary Industries said it was “currently considering the grass and turf products” for use at the Australian Grass Cup.
“This will include the use in stadiums, courts, ballparks, track and field facilities and other sporting facilities,” a spokeswoman said.
“It will also include the marketing of products that will be produced by Australian Grass in accordance with Australian legislation.”
In the meantime, grass producers and grass seed manufacturers are looking to take action, particularly at the National Football League.
“For the next 12 months we will be working closely with the AFL to ensure that there are measures in place to ensure there are no adverse effects on grass production,” Dr Taylor said.