February 2005 (page 1)

Conserving Water Resources

Conserving Water Resource

As water resources become a more and more pressing issue, it is worth remembering that there is no water shortage present in the UK. If sufficient rainfall...

in Consultancy - on 27/2/05

A season of change

A season of change

Here we are, nearly at the end of February with only eight more weeks to go to the end of the Zurich Premiership season, apart from the top teams who’ll...

in Rugby - on 25/2/05

Stress (and its effect on First Class cricket groundsmen)

Pressure and the related stress, is the largest concern for a majority of the Head Groundsmen in First Class cricket. While being a taboo subject, due...

in Cricket - on 23/2/05

Warm Up/Warm Down procedure in force

Warm Down procedure

As reported in November of last year the Premier League have taken on board the concerns of Groundsmen regarding the extensive nature of warm ups and warm...

in Football - on 23/2/05

John Smith Grand National Preparations

In a matter of weeks the biggest steeplechasing event in the world will be held here, with over 148,000 spectators over the 3 day meeting and another 60...

in Equestrian - on 23/2/05

Trilo SG200 The small and affordable solution !

The new improved TRILO SG200 Vacuum Sweeper is the latest unit to join the impressive range of units available from MJT Contracts Ltd. Mre Inside.

in Industry News - on 23/2/05

The “Wow” factor-SISIS AER-AID for Hawkstone Park

One of the first orders for the new, award-winning SISIS AER-AID SYSTEM, fitted to a SISIS JAVELIN aerator, was from the prestigious Hawkstone Park. More...

in Golf - on 21/2/05

Industry Pay Scales 2005

Industry Pay Scales

A top Greenkeeper should be receiving a salary of £43,000 plus and a top Groundsman around £35,000 according to the recommended pay scales of two of...

in Industry News - on 21/2/05

Royal Birkdale chooses John Deere walk-behinds

At BTME 2005 the club confirmed its purchase of six 220B greens mowers to help prepare the course for the 2008 Open Championship.

in Industry News - on 21/2/05

Unusual pest problem found in the South Downs

Deep in the Downs of Sussex, crows have been causing damage to the fairways of a historic golf course for several years. The golf course is situated...

in Consultancy - on 21/2/05

Comments and editorial misquotes

Editorial misquotes

At about 2pm I received a call from my operations director, John Richards, to inform me that an article has been published in Horticulture Week and all...

in Editorial - on 20/2/05

Fineturf honoured with TGA show

At the recent BTME show I managed to catch up with Simon Hutton, Director of Fineturf, when he visited the Pitchcare Internet cafe. Fineturf is a Lincolnshire...

in Industry News - on 18/2/05

London Golf Show in high spirits

In anticipation of The London Golf Show being a huge success organisers have the champagne on ice. And the vodka. And the gin. Devaux Champagne will be...

in Golf - on 18/2/05

Busy week at Knowlsey Road

Busy week at Knowlsey Rd

Having to host two sports that run consecutively does, without doubt, entail a lot of hard work and often some heartache here at St Helens. And, particularly...

in Rugby - on 18/2/05

Chelsea get new Training Ground

In March 2004, White Horse Contractors successfully tendered for both phases of the project to construct high specification pitches for Chelsea FC at their...

in Football - on 17/2/05

A brighter future for Telford

What a difference a year can make in the life of a football club. This time last year Telford United FC, as it was known then, was put into receivership....

in Football - on 17/2/05

Reigate & Banstead invest in new equipment

The Parks and Countryside section at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council have invested in excess of £300,000 in new turf maintenance equipment for the...

in Industry News - on 17/2/05

The Toro Company acquires Hayter Limited

Acquisition strengthens Toro’s position in Europe.

in Industry News - on 17/2/05