Agronomic benchmarking at Flemington racecourse
Strong grass health evident at the famous Flemington winning post
Flemington Racecourse is Australia’s premier racetrack and hosts 25 race meetings a year including the iconic weeklong Melbourne Cup Carnival. With much of the world’s eye on the racecourse every November it is paramount that the track manager has the correct information at hand to make informed decisions for the management of the surface.
The Victorian Racing Club (VRC) appointed STRI Australia as the agronomic consultants for the club, following our involvement in the reconstruction of the Flemington course proper in 2006. STRI provides ongoing agronomic advice to the track manager to deliver a turf surface capable of withstanding the rigours of racing.
- Root health
- Root depth
- Soil temperatures
- Soil moisture