June 2008 (Page 1)


‘It’s a lot like arthroscopic surgery, the machine makes a small hole on top but a larger one underneath to work within.’

in Industry News - on 30/6/08


With environmental issues becoming more topical and harder to ignore, the argument in favour of natural turf strengthens all the time.

in Industry News - on 30/6/08

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I’m gradually coming to realise that brushing on artificials can often be counterproductive. Very often the state of a pitch, or tennis court, after...

in Synthetics - on 30/6/08

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Shrewsbury Town FC

Shrewsbury Town FC’s 2007-08 season kicked off at the aptly named New Meadow Stadium with high hopes of gaining promotion. However, a disappointing campaign...

in Football - on 30/6/08

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The Sweet Solution

Continuing the ‘sugar’ debate, agronomist Mark Atkins of Soil Harmony, suggests that sugars need some help to achieve success. Recent warm weather...

in Consultancy - on 30/6/08

Caddick Wants More Of Pitch Battle

Former England paceman Andrew Caddick has criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board for aiding touring sides by instructing groundsmen to produce...

in Cricket - on 30/6/08

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Leading sportsturf contractor MJ Abbott Limited has appointed Nigel Pritchard as Purchasing and Direct Sales Manager.

in Industry News - on 30/6/08

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Plymouth City Council have introduced a unique combination of the latest Ransomes ride-on out front-rotary and Scag walk-behind rotary, all contained within...

in Local Authority - on 30/6/08

Reid Banks On Colin To Pitch In

Hamilton boss Billy Reid reckons Colin Fraser could be a crucial signing as his side prepare for their return to the top flight.

in Football - on 30/6/08

Vandals threaten Cheadle Town FC

A SEMI-professional Stockport football club has been victim to vandals.

in Industry News - on 28/6/08


In 1994 Designer and manufacturer Terry Rowlands came up with the idea of a pedestrian dumper truck for use by constructors, landscapers, hire companies...

in Industry News - on 27/6/08

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Kingston Lacy, the former Bankes family estate occupying some 8,000 acres near Wimborne Minster in Dorset, has purchased a Ransomes HR3300T to maintain...

in Industry News - on 26/6/08

Asquith the star as Leeds Bradford reach Lord's

Many is the time when a winning captain goes to great lengths to stress the vital role the groundsman has played in his team’s success, and never was...

in Cricket - on 26/6/08

Council learns costly lesson over sacking

Civic chiefs in Shaftesbury have pledged to learn the lessons of the town council's unfair dismissal of its head groundsman and move on.

in Local Authority - on 26/6/08

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In the knowledge that children are our future, lawnmower manufacturer Etesia UK Ltd has taken the initiative to help an inspired former Local Authority...

in Industry News - on 25/6/08

Dunbar to rally round for Wood

A long-serving Lothians greenkeeper who had his career ended by a stroke is to benefit from a testimonial later this year.

in Golf - on 25/6/08


A SR72 Soil Reliever is leaving a perfect finish at the new Hibernian FC training facility. The facility was constructed and now maintained by Alan J Bain...

in Football - on 25/6/08

Liverpool have begun preliminary work on their new £350m stadium.

The Reds have been allowed to proceed with the construction process under license until September while talks over the 999-year lease deal continue.

in Football - on 24/6/08

At Torrey Pines, Quality Shows in Superintendent, Equipment

John Deere Golf Equipment Lends Finishing Touch to U.S. Open Course

in Golf - on 24/6/08

High speed mowing for turf specialist

When your business is growing top quality turf the quality and cost-efficiency of the mowing are vital. Stewartsturf, Scotland’s biggest turf grower...

in Industry News - on 24/6/08