Welcome to the website of the Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists. This site explores all areas of the Register procedure and application criteria, along with the aims and objectives set out by the members of the Register.
|Feasibility Studies||Turf maintenance programmes|
|Agronomy||Turfgrass disease problems|
|Drainage advice||Soil analysis/interpretation|
|Construction documentation||Recruitment of staff|
|Project management||Training and education|
|Expert witness work|
There can be many reasons why sportsturf facilities fail to achieve their potential or required standards, but invariably not taking good, professional and independent advice is the cause of many problems. The Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists (RIPTA) offers a source of consultants who are not only well qualified but also experienced with a proven track record.Those involved in the sportsturf industry, including sport-controlling bodies, have welcomed the formation and development of RIPTA as a source of turfgrass development and management consultancy offering the highest standards. As many golf clubs, sports clubs and Local Authorities have found to their cost, there are other “consultants” with inappropriate backgrounds or qualifications who offer advice often based on commercial bias relating to the use of a particular product or system. Poor advice can be an expensive mistake that may require further expenditure on major remedial construction work and/or excessively high maintenance costs.