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A turning point for turfcare

Although the World Cup is fast becoming a fading memory, the positive effects it had on the turfgrass industry in Brazil continue to grow. Jim Cook caught up with Alves Filho after the tournament to discover exactly what the benefits had been for him and his stadium

By Jim Cook 3 days ago
Real Madrid send English groundsman Paul Burgess to inspect pitches

Real Madrid have sent their English Galactico groundsman Paul Burgess to sort out the pitches they will have to play on during the Club World Cup after serious concerns that their players would be risking injury on sub-standard surfaces.

By Editorial 1 week ago
Artificial pitches: Clubs fail to vote for a return to plastic surface

Artificial pitches will not be allowed in Leagues One and Two in 2015-16 after a tied vote by club chairmen. The outcome was a surprise after a majority had indicated in September they would vote in favour of permitting the use of plastic playing surfaces.

By External source 2 weeks ago
PFA criticise Football League plans

PFA voices injury and integrity concerns over artificial pitches

By Editor 3 weeks ago
Nottingham Forest FC - Psycho Analysis!

Whisper it quietly, but the reuniting of Psycho and Forest appears to be having the desired effect as the Championship club, once again, presses for Premier League football. Charged with overall control of all turf areas is Ewan Hunter, the club’s Grounds Manager

By Ewan Hunter 3 weeks ago
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Daniel Lightfoot joins Syngenta as new UK Turf Business Manager

Daniel Lightfoot MSc MG, combines practical, technical and communication experience in turf management – New role for Syngenta as dedicated UK Business Manager – Support for greenkeepers and golf businesses to get the best results from Syngenta products

By Mark Sanderson 10 hours ago
Etesia Recognises Success of Dealers at ‘Partners in Excellence’ Awards

The Etesia and Pellenc brands have had monumental success over the past twelve months and in recognition of this achievement, dealers from across the UK gathered at the ‘Partners in Excellence’ awards.

By Lucy Nicholls 1 day ago
David Cole returns to Lely

Lely UK has announced the appointment of David Cole, once its sales manager, to head up the company’s turfcare division, best known for its distribution of Toro professional turf machinery and irrigation products for the golf, sport and amenity sectors.

By Editorial 1 day ago
New John Deere mower at BTME 2015

One of John Deere’s new A Model fairway mowers, a 7700A PrecisionCut model, will be shown for the first time at BTME 2015 in Harrogate. The company will be taking a small-scale stand to highlight the range’s advanced technology features, which are designed to produce a higher quality finish on golf courses and other sports and amenity turf areas, as well as provide users with greater control of the machines and easier operator training.

By Steve Mitchell 1 day ago
Japanese Knotweed: Asbos for failure to control invasive species

People who fail to control the spread of invasive non-native plants such as Japanese Knotweed could be fined or receive anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), the government says.

By External source 2 days ago
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