Varied programme for TGA members’ meeting

Ellie Parryin Industry News

MoffettTeam.jpgCoventry-based forklift manufacturer Moffett hosted the Turfgrass Growers Association's Spring members' meeting recently.

The event was held at the Draycote Hotel near Rugby and attended by more than forty TGA members and affiliates.

As well as enjoying the superb hospitality, guests heard presentations on a diverse range of subjects, with Moffett's Director John Bailey first to take the floor, providing an update on the company's latest product developments. The focus then turned to turf, as Mike Butler from Compo Professional spoke about plant nutrition and the use of slow-release fertilisers. The final guest speaker of the day was Andrew Kneeshaw from the Farm Energy Centre who stimulated a lively debate with his talk on 'Understanding your carbon footprint'.

After lunch, the Moffett team led guests into the hotel grounds for a demonstration of its range of truck-mounted forklifts.

Commenting after the meeting, TGA Chief Executive Tim Mudge said: "We had a fantastic turnout of members to the event to enjoy another varied programme of talks on industry and business-related subjects and we extend our thanks to Moffett for their support and hospitality. These events provide a platform and meeting place for members which enables them to get the latest news and meet industry colleagues, suppliers and customers"

John Bailey of Moffett added; "We were delighted to take the opportunity to host this event, as it gave us the chance to meet our existing and potential customers. In addition to this it was an excellent forum for all things related to turf production."

Photo caption: The team from Coventry-based forklift manufacturer Moffett hosted the TGA's Spring members' meeting.

The Turfgrass Growers Association is the only body in the UK and Ireland dedicated to the advancement of quality turf production. It's constantly seeking to improve the standards of its members through unity and the sharing of knowledge for the benefit of customers.

Formed in 1994 (then called TPI (UK) Ltd.) it became the Turfgrass Growers Association in 1997 and now comprises more than 60 members and affiliated companies. Its member growers are collectively responsible for producing approximately 70% of the cultivated turf grown in the British Isles.

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