Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
A big and scary project at Minchinhampton Golf Club?
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Paul Worster - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
Forming environmental policies and action plans in such an environmentally sensitive region as The Cotswolds can be a big and scary project says the club’s Golf Course Manager, Paul Worster
Rhododendron - tackling the tree rose
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Manda Sansom - Issue 51 - October / November 2013
They make a stunning display in spring, but some Rhododendrons are now a major headache for estate managers, groundsmen and greenkeepers, particularly as they are linked to the spread of tree diseases
4 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Editorial
Allowing forest canopies to grow over could help some flora species cope with rising temperatures
What is Ecology and why is it important?
28 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Antony Wainwright - Issue 50 - August / September 2013
Antony Wainwright, a previous winner of Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year, continues his series of articles on conservation and the ecology
27 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A team of researchers with members from several universities in Italy has found that exposure to the common pesticide clothianidin can cause immunity problems in honeybees, leading to an increased risk of dying from common viral infections.
26 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
A year after the first case of ash dieback in wild trees in Britain, the disease has now spread across much of England, Wales and Scotland.
Forest Green Rovers - the little club on the hill!
18 Oct 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Stewart Ward - Issue 50 - August / September 2013
What happens when a green energy tycoon takes over a football club? It goes green, of course. Stewart Ward guides us through all the ‘greenness’ at Forest Green Rovers, from robot mowers to half-time pies!
What is LERAP?
13 Sep 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Dr Colin Mumford - Issue 50 - August / September 2013
Not to be confused with the French hip-hop scene, LERAP is the protocol relating to a buffer zone between a body of water and an area being treated with a pesticide.
12 Sep 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Gabrielle
Estate manager James Chipchase created the two-and-a-half acre meadow, which forms part of the seven acres of gardens at Harefield House, near Faversham, Kent, using a wildflower mixture from British Seed Houses.
5 Sep 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Mark Sanderson
Golf courses provide an essential haven for some of the UKs most endangered insect species, and potentially hold the key to restoring populations of essential pollinating insects.
Not stumped for ideas at North Foreland GC
2 Sep 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Dan McGrath - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
Dan McGrath, Course Manager at North Foreland Golf Club in Kent, became BIGGA’s 56th Master Greenkeeper in April 2011. Alongside his commitment to providing the best playing surfaces for members and visitors, Dan and his team have been improving the environmental credentials of the course
Golf Courses are Avian Havens
24 Aug 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Antony Wainwright - Issue 49 - June / July 2013 - 1 comment
Antony Wainwright, a previous winner of Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year and, until recently, one of the team at Turton Golf Club in Lancashire, begins a series of articles on conservation and ecology, by looking at birds and their value to the golf course environment
Himalayan Balsam - The Pink Peril
31 Jul 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Manda Sansom - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
In the first of a new series on weeds that may trouble groundsmen and amenity managers, Monsanto Technical Manager Manda Sansom looks at Himalayan Balsam
20 Jul 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Editor
The Golf Environment Organization look at issues relating to the natural environment - landscapes and ecosystems, habitats and vegetation types, and the values these bring to golf courses and biodiversity all around the world.
Adding a splash of colour to golf courses
14 Jul 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Mark Allen - Issue 48 - April / May 2013
Two Midlands Course Managers, Kim Blake from Fulford Heath, and Andy Laing from Gaudet Luce, discuss how adding a splash of colour on their respective golf courses has been appreciated by golfers, visitors, bees and birds
11 Jul 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Government called to act over wildlife decline Conservation groups urge PM to take ‘urgent action’ after a report revealed half of Britain’s wildlife is in decline.
10 Jul 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
‘Extinct’ short-haired bumblebees due to be released in Kent
Talking conservation at Turton Golf Club
6 Jul 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Antony Wainwright - Issue 48 - April / May 2013
Winning the Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year in 2011 has provided a confidence boost for the greenkeeping team at Turton Golf Club, whilst also inspiring members to become more active. Here, Antony Wainwright explains the further conservation methods being employed at his club.
Surveying your trees - a commonsense approach
23 Jun 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - John Nicholson - Issue 48 - April / May 2013
In the present climate of litigation, many clubs are now afraid of the words health and safety. However, with a common sense approach to surveying your trees, an efficient and cost effective strategy can be put in place which should cover your legal requirements
Rough treatment would help butterflies
17 Jun 2013 - Conservation & Ecology - Jan Miller - Issue 48 - April / May 2013 - 1 comment
Jan Miller discusses the decline in the UK’s butterfly population and suggests how golf courses, in particular, can help to reverse the trend for butterflies and other pollinators