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Going out out

So, we made it to the end of lockdown and our world is returning to ‘normal’. However, the two industry shows that have been held recently certainly...

in Editorial - 3 weeks, 1 day ago


Skin Cancer

An interesting subject was bought to my attention the other day; skin cancer or melanoma as it is often known. So, are we, as outdoor workers, at a higher...

in Editorial - on 20/7/21


Fronting up!

As I write this, we should be getting excited about the imminent trade shows scheduled for July; The Festival of Turf - 21st and 22nd at Warwickshire Event...

in Editorial - on 28/6/21


Rolling, rolling, rolling

The vaccine rollout across the UK continues to be successful and we can only hope that this means bums on stadium seats in the near future. The Covid-19...

in Editorial - on 28/4/21


When Covid comes calling

You continuously see the news, the stats and the daily figures for people who have lost their lives to this awful virus but, when Covid comes calling,...

in Editorial - on 25/2/21


Tiers and tears

Ordinarily at this time of year, when the turkey has all been consumed and we start to look forward to 2021, our thoughts turn to BTME and our industry...

in Editorial - on 24/12/20

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That Was The Year ...

To borrow from the sixties satirical TV show TW3 (That Was The Week That Was), 2020 proved to be one hell of a year

in Editorial - on 21/12/20


Living with it

The current situation certainly feels as though we have moved from a ‘defeat Covid-19’ status to one where we must ‘live with it for the foreseeable...

in Editorial - on 28/10/20


Two steps forward ...

2020 continues to be an extraordinary year in every respect and, whilst it is now possible to visit sites and carry out inspections, demonstrations and...

in Editorial - on 27/8/20


2020 vision

The pandemic continues but, very slowly, the economy is starting to get going. Currently, we can visit a showroom to buy a new car, or pop to a shopping...

in Editorial - on 26/6/20


Against all odds ...

Whilst this is my first foreword for Pitchcare, many of you will know that I have been editor for a while - it’s merely part of the natural progression...

in Editorial - on 22/4/20


The real horror story

Why would anyone replace a key sustainable component of our living environment with a coal and oil-derived product, one of only limited life span and almost...

in Editorial - on 4/3/20


An exciting future

This is my first editorial since the news of our sale to Agrovista UK became public

in Editorial - on 26/2/20


Anti-social media?

I suppose, being one of the earlier online businesses, we could be guilty of helping to fuel the growth of the internet and, latterly, the use of social...

in Editorial - on 25/10/19


It’s a no-brainer

With all the doom and gloom in the public media - Hong Kong, Brexit, mass shootings, British Airways etc. - I’m pleased to say that, all in all, this...

in Editorial - on 28/8/19


Artificial intelligence?

Regular readers of this magazine - and our website articles - will know that we have been championing natural turf pitches ahead of artificials for a number...

in Editorial - on 27/6/19


Life after chemicals

The start to spring has been far less strenuous than it was last year and, although we encountered a further blip of cold weather entering April, this...

in Editorial - on 28/4/19

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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 - on 27/2/19


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