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Spring - into action?

February is always such an uncertain month weather-wise. Last year, we were gripped with sub-zero temperatures blown down from Siberia, but we have largely,...

in Editorial - 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Pundits, players & public

The cover feature of our October/November issue is an exclusive interview with Mick Hunt, the outgoing head groundsman at the home of cricket. It is a...

in Editorial - on 26/10/18

A year of extremes

We can debate climate change and its possible causes ‘ad infinitum’, but there’s no doubting the extremes of weather that we have had to endure so...

in Editorial - on 30/8/18

Tantamount to theft?

Theft is a term usually used for someone stealing from somebody else, so could you use the word in the same context, where a business is failing and knowingly...

in Editorial - on 29/6/18

May Diaries

With temperatures expected to be below normal early on, average during the mid-month and higher than usual as June draws in, expect May to feel like a...

in Editorial - on 1/5/18


When I started in the Industry around thirty years ago, the STRI was regarded as the ‘go to’ agronomy service. Respected and revered in the UK and...

in Editorial - on 27/4/18

The best thing to happen!

Maxwell Amenity Technical Manager John Handley discusses the loss of iprodione and how he considers it to be one of the best things that could have happened...

in Editorial - on 2/3/18

Change as good as a rest?

There’s been talk, in recent weeks, about a winter break in football to allow the players to recover. It’s an interesting debate, with many citing...

in Editorial - on 28/2/18

Best of Pitchcare 2017-18

This is a round-up of the Pitchcare pages – technical, news or opinion – which you’ve read most often since this time last year.

in Editorial - on 7/2/18

Dealing with the variable

Being a turf manager has probably never been harder than it is today. It is, without question, one of the most challenging roles available. There are so...

in Editorial - on 30/12/17

Protect your reputation

Social media has become as much part of our lives as trains, planes and automobiles. A huge percentage of the population have an account on Facebook, Twitter,...

in Editorial - on 21/12/17

100% safe rubber crumb?

A UK company claims that it has produced the first 100% safe rubber crumb infill for artificial surfaces and, if their website is to be believed, this...

in Editorial - on 15/12/17

Change your mindset

The past few weeks has seen a plethora of turfcare professionals thrust into the limelight. Some sought publicity, others did not

in Editorial - on 30/10/17

A tricky problem ...

Grounds Training Tutor and Careers Counsellor Frank Newberry reports on how much time is taken by staff doing non-work matters like checking personal emails,...

in Editorial - on 13/9/17

A time of change!

With a time of 9.58 seconds, Usain Bolt holds the record for the fastest ever 100 metres. The speed of change in the amenity sector relating to Plant Protection...

in Editorial - on 30/6/17

What a difference!

This time last year I was lamenting the continual barrage of Atlantic storms that came our way, bringing with them large quantities of rainfall

in Editorial - on 27/2/17

To infinity... and beyond

On a rare night out recently, my partner and I enjoyed an evening in the presence of physicist Dr Brian Cox and his Radio 4 sidekick, comedian Robin...

in Editorial - on 29/12/16

Predictably unpredictable

Autumn is a favourite time of year for me as the trees become transformed with their display of colour and the heavy spring/summer workload of mowing,...

in Editorial - on 31/10/16