April 2004 (Page 3)

Groundsmanship - a Future?

With the advent of more and more synthetic pitches, what does the future hold for groundsmen? Does anyone care? More inside.

in Editorial - on 9/4/04

Best Technical Merit Answers- July 2003

uly- As the use of chemical control for weeds, pests and diseases is becoming increasingly difficult with new legislation, explain ways in which healthy...

in Consultancy - on 9/4/04

Bridgnorth GC go Mox

Continuing their success in supplying golf courses with turf maintenance machinery on operating leases, MOX have won a further order to the value of £150,000...

in Industry News - on 8/4/04

BIGGA's new Executive Director appointed

John Pemberton has been appointed BIGGA's new Executive Director in succession to Neil Thomas, who died in February.

in Industry News - on 7/4/04

Cricket in Spring

Spring is a very busy period for all cricket Groundsmen. Not only having to contend with weekly maintenance work, they are extremely busy preparing the...

in Cricket - on 7/4/04

Cricket Groundsmen bowled over by aerators

Aerators and aeration techniques was the hot topic for discussion when a group of cricket groundsmen visited Groundsman Industries’ factory in Northern...

in Industry News - on 7/4/04

Green Thumbs up for Billy Goat Vac

Latest model vacuum sweeper.

in Industry News - on 7/4/04

Natural grass industry - ACT NOW!

Natural grass industry

A warning from George Mullan from SIS (Support in Sport) to delegates at the IOG’s 70th Anniversary conference in Dublin to act immediately to protect...

in Industry News - on 7/4/04

Weed of the Week - Daisy

Description and control methods for the Daisy (Bellis perennis L). More inside.

in Consultancy - on 6/4/04

Celtic's pitch rebuilt in six days

Thanks to special techniques and technology developed by SIS (Support in Sport), Celtic had their pitch completely rebuilt and returfed in just six days....

in Football - on 6/4/04

Toro is a runaway success at Gretna!

Scottish Third Division football club Gretna is seeing significant pitch improvements – thanks to its investment in a new Toro Reelmaster 2000-D ride-on...

in Industry News - on 6/4/04

Spring renovation on natural turf facilities

Spring renovations

This month's feature article is on the spring renovation of natural turf playing surfaces. With the onset of the new grass growing season, it is imperative...

in Consultancy - on 6/4/04

Get rid of moss, and keep rolling

Sound advice before the start of the season from Yorkshire Academy Head Groundsman, Keith Boyce. David Markham meets up with him at this crucial time of...

in Cricket - on 3/4/04

Tottenham's Desso - Two Years On

Tottenham's Desso

Two years on since the successful installation of the new Desso pitch at White Hart Lane, Darren Baldwin the Grounds Manager is still working hard to maintain...

in Football - on 2/4/04

New Machine for Mid Herts Golf Club.

After 12 years of sterling service, Mid-Herts Golf Club has replaced their ageing Wiedenmann aerator with a brand new Terra Spike XP160. More inside.

in Industry News - on 2/4/04

£20 million investment for Community Sports Clubs

Sport England today announced that it has committed more than £20 million to around 330 community sports club projects throughout England. More...

in Industry News - on 2/4/04

Book Reviews

Pitchcare is pleased to announce another new feature for the site. We will be reviewing a series of books and publications, bringing to your attention...

in Industry News - on 1/4/04

Blakedown Group Chairman retires

David Smith retired at the end of March 2004 after 36 years with Blakedown Landscapes. David became a director in 1975, when the company was a subsidiary...

in Industry News - on 1/4/04

Fineturf for sport.

Fineturf began its operations in Carlton Scroop, Grantham in 1995. This was a natural progression for Simon Hutton, company director, from the family run...

in Industry News - on 1/4/04

F.A. Groundsman of the Year Award

Stone Dominoes Football Club’s Head Groundsmen Derek Trafford and his Assistant John Ikin have completed the double 2 years on the bounce! Having recently...

in Football - on 1/4/04