August 2007 (Page 1)

Pitchcare Auctions

Pitchcare Auctions

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, our web monkey has finally got the auctions site on line.

in Industry News - on 31/8/07

sid talbot

In my Day

“What was it like in your day old timer?” That was the question Adam Scrace posed to Sid Talbot, a former groundsman with Telford & Wrekin Council....

in Industry News - on 31/8/07

Spray Cloak protects from risk of drift

A new Spray Cloak covered boom for the walk-behind Techneat Acuspray and Acuspray Pro will enable professional landscape and turf managers to apply herbicide...

in Industry News - on 31/8/07


There has been recently an amount of mis-information unjustly spoken about the product *correctOAR's.*

in Industry News - on 30/8/07

Grass seeds flourish at Essex golf course

A regular overseeding programme has achieved dramatic improvements to grass cover and given more consistent conditions at an Essex golf course.

in Industry News - on 30/8/07

New Pitches to attract young

Millions of pounds is to be spent to transform football pitches to encourage young sporting stars.

in Football - on 30/8/07

Winter flood warning due to saturated soil

The Environment Agency has issued “enhanced flood warnings” across England and Wales due to the heavy spring and summer rainfall, which has saturated...

in Industry News - on 29/8/07


A series of bowls days will be held at a number of venues during September

in Industry News - on 29/8/07

Breaking up the earth and breaking with tradition

Taking a leap of faith is more often associated with religion than with agriculture or horticulture but Alf Ganderton and Tony Brasier of Hereford contractors,...

in Industry News - on 29/8/07

Independent Greenkeepers Association (IGA) London Branch golf outing

Rickmansworth Golf Club was the venue for the first ever Independent Greenkeepers Association (IGA) London Branch golf outing.

in Golf - on 28/8/07

Soil conditions and flooding

Flood damage

Current estimates are that the damage to property from the recent floods will cost in excess of a billion pounds.

in Consultancy - on 28/8/07

Cricket World Groundsman of the Year Awards 2007

Groundsman of the Year

As always, this year’s Cricket Groundsman of the Year judging was a very rewarding experience, giving me the opportunity to meet so many dedicated Groundsmen...

in Cricket - on 28/8/07

Thank You from Football Aid

Football Aid

Football Aid would like to say thank you to all the Ground Staff of the participating Football Aid Clubs for their support in 2007.

in Football - on 27/8/07

Indoor and outdoor surfaces for bowls

Bowls surfaces

Bowls, both indoor and outdoor, is an activity that can be pursued by people with disabilities as well as able-bodied people.

in Bowls - on 26/8/07

The importance of Rootzone analysis

Soil analysis is the most important tool available to anyone considering the construction of a sports surface, without scientific analysis the suitability...

in Consultancy - on 25/8/07

Workhorses for racecourses

Fourteen of the UK’s top race tracks will be echoing to the sound of thoroughbred engine horsepower, following a new five year deal between Jockey Club...

in Industry News - on 25/8/07

It's a Mare

It's a Mare

I am often asked to advise on the control of the weed, Mare’s-tail, causing problems in cultivated land. Mare’s-tail is an aquatic weed, Hippuris...

in Consultancy - on 25/8/07

UK grass seed prices set to rise

seed prices set to rise

A combination of factors will inevitably force the price of grass seed to rise says leading grass seed Supplier DLF Trifolium Ltd.

in Industry News - on 24/8/07

Harrod UK Ltd supply EuroHockey Nations Championships

Leading sports equipment manufacturer Harrod UK Ltd is proud to be the official supplier of hockey goals, nets and team dugouts to the EuroHockey Nations...

in Industry News - on 24/8/07

Boughton add Massey Ferguson

Boughton Loam & Turf Management Ltd are pleased to announce that they are now Massey Ferguson Groundscare dealers for the Midlands.

in Industry News - on 23/8/07