August 2008 (page 2)



Probably the most important chemical reaction on earth is photosynthesis. It provides us with our food, oxygenates the air and reduces atmospheric carbon...

in Consultancy - on 21/8/08

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Over 700 young footballers descended on Northwick Park, Harrow on 11th August to take part in the inaugural McDonald’s National Football Festival, the...

in Industry News - on 21/8/08

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Ibrox looks to the future

A brand new pitch has also seen the introduction of a new maintenance regime at Rangers FC’s Ibrox stadium, who signed their first ever machinery deal...

in Football - on 20/8/08


Over 60 turf professionals attended Barenbrug’s ‘Preparing for the Future’ seminar and demonstration day, held at Greenmount College of Agriculture,...

in Industry News - on 20/8/08

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Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council has purchased a 12-strong fleet of the latest out front rotary mowers from RANSOMES JACOBSEN, the Ipswich-based turf...

in Industry News - on 20/8/08


Simon Freeman – what are you like?

in Industry News - on 19/8/08

The R&A Announces New Golf Club Rules

St Andrews, Scotland, 5 August 2008: The R&A has today announced revisions to golf’s equipment Rules, which are designed to enhance the benefits of accuracy...

in Golf - on 19/8/08

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As an invasive and injurious (noxious) weed, bracken continues to cover an increasing area of the United Kingdom (UK) landscape. Direct dangers and consequences...

in Industry News - on 18/8/08

Bolton Wanderers Launches Community Initiative With Partners Yara And ETT

YARA UK Limited, Environmental Turf Technology and Bolton Wanderers have joined together to create the "Be our Guests @ Bolton Wanderers" initiative, a...

in Football - on 17/8/08

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Robert Ernst, one of the Ransomes Jacobsen Cutting Edge Training team responsible for end user training in Europe, has been tutoring greenkeepers at Landwirtschaftliche...

in Golf - on 17/8/08


John Deere’s large chassis 4020 Series compact tractors are now available with new Stage 3a engines, which have been designed to meet the latest emissions...

in Industry News - on 16/8/08


Time to change

Imagine a situation where there are no pesticides to spray - no total herbicide for use on hard surfaces such as pavements, highways, car parks etc, no...

in Industry News - on 16/8/08

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Durham groundsman David Measor saw the Riverside pitch come in for criticism last week from Kent. Despite the England and Wales Cricket Board taking no...

in Cricket - on 16/8/08

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Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky is getting ready for the next instalment of the greatest spectacle in golf and is using Jacobsen turf maintenance...

in Golf - on 15/8/08


Increased power and ground clearance, a higher top speed and improved suspension are features of the latest addition to the award-winning John Deere Gator...

in Industry News - on 15/8/08

Robert goes to the top man for ground advice

THE weather may be taxing cricket's groundsmen at the moment but the man who tends Bolton-le-Sands' wicket has been to the top for advice.

in Cricket - on 15/8/08


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 Industry News - on 14/8/08


John Deere’s extensive walk-behind mower range is expanding further for 2009, with the introduction of several new models. These include the JX90 range...

in Industry News - on 14/8/08

Amenity Weed Control Conference

A one day conference for managers in local authorities, highways, transport, utilities, sport and leisure, grounds maintenance and landscape...

in Industry News - on 14/8/08

Cricket pitches and gardens blighted by red wet weather disease

Cricket pitches and private gardens across the country have been blighted by a wet weather disease that turns them from green to red.

in Industry News - on 14/8/08