January 2019 (page 7)

Cardiff-City-FC Full-stadium-3

Bluebirds’ groundsman

Cardiff City Football Club are the only team from outside England to win the FA Cup, doing so in 1927. On a cold but pleasant Monday afternoon at the end...

in Football - on 6/5/19

Tranmere-Rovers-FC Sprinkler

Finding ways to be green

In these darkly surreal times, sport sometimes seems to have the answer. Not for sanity, too late indeed, but for tiny moments of bliss. In a recent Sportblog,...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 5/5/19


Town confirmed winners

Swindon Town have been confirmed as winners of the Grounds Team of the Year award for League Two, one place better than last season’s efforts that saw...

in Football - on 5/5/19


Shane appointed HG

Shane has an excellent racing pedigree bringing with him over nine years’ experience in the industry, having worked as Racetrack Groundsman at The Curragh...

in People - on 4/5/19

Bristol Rovers

From worst to best

The Gas' investment in a new playing surface pays off

in Football - on 4/5/19

Gleneagles Golf Centenary B

Gleneagles celebrates

Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland has recently celebrated the 100th birthday of its iconic King’s and Queen’s Courses, with a little help from local...

in Golf - on 3/5/19

East Devon

Relying on reliability

East Devon District Council invests in third Toro machine

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 3/5/19


Roundup is not dangerous!

The US government has declared Roundup is safe - despite a movement of lawsuits from Americans claiming the weedkiller gave them cancer

in Industry News - on 3/5/19

John-Handley Spraying

Pesticides – Part 2

In his last article, Maxwell Amenity Technical Manager John Handley stated that the case in favour of chemical pesticides is that they have worked in the...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 3/5/19


PM opens The Box!

Prime Minister Theresa May was on hand to officially open the new Leisure Box facilities after receiving a tour of the site

in Industry News - on 2/5/19


Kubota partner with Coleg

Kubota (UK) has teamed up with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi based in North Wales, to train future workers in land-based engineering.

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 2/5/19

Operation Matador 2955

400 mile trip by mower

Five former students who drove a Ransomes Matador mower non-stop from Edinburgh to London’s Hyde Park back in 1959, were reunited recently to commemorate...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 2/5/19

Royal-Wootton-Bassett-RFC Discussion

Review at Ballards Ash

A Wiltshire rugby club, which took a huge step four years ago to keep its five pitches and training areas playable, has received a massive boost from one...

in Rugby - on 1/5/19


Mick Parks retires

Campey Turf Care System’s outside service engineer, Mick Parks, has retired from his role after twenty-seven years at the company

in Industry News - on 1/5/19


End of an era at Hayter

Hayter has announced that the last mower of its Hayterette model has been sold.

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 1/5/19

Shrewsbury School cricket squares

May 2019 Pitch Diaries

Spring 2019 has thus far been more favourable for the turf manager than the spring of 2018. Disease pressure had been relatively low and, whilst April...

in General Interest - on 1/5/19

SISGrass At The Oval

T20 use plastic pitches

The ECB expect plastic pitches to be used in domestic Twenty20 action this season when the heavy World Cup scheduling takes its toll on the squares of...

in Cricket - on 30/4/19

Allett Queens-award-sml

Allett wins award

Allett, the Staffordshire based specialist cylinder mower manufacturer, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019 in recognition...

in Football - on 30/4/19

Pre Season Headaches

Pre-season headaches

With the cricket season now upon us, David Bates from total-play advises how to keep your pitch in good health

in Cricket - on 30/4/19


Keep it sharp

Switch out the old and bring in the new. With grass growth fast and furious make sure you and your machines are ready for high season with Toro’s rotary...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/4/19