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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 10 hours 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 6 days 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 2 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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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 1 minute ago
SweepEx gets hitched

Slurry, snow, standing water, mud and slush, it’s all the same to a SweepEx push broom. It’s all about performance and you can sweep up to 450 miles before changing the bristles.

By Tony Hawkins 4 hours ago
Disease Control Inside Out

A fascinating new insight into turf diseases, and how they impact on plant health, will give greenkeepers, turf managers and agronomist the chance to make better agronomy decisions to minimise damage and protect playing surface quality more effectively.

By Mark Sanderson 8 hours ago
Applications for Future Turf Managers' Initiative open on December 1st 2014

Now in its third year, the BIGGA Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI), which provides intensive personal and professional training for aspiring head greenkeepers and course managers, opens for applications on December 1st, 2014.

By Peter Driver 1 day ago
BIGGA's Continue to Learn bookings on the up

Bookings are flooding in for BIGGA’s Continue to Learn education programme which is the most comprehensive ever held at BTME – and some sessions are already sold out.

By Steve Castle 1 day ago
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