December 2008 (Page 1)


Use of Ethofumesate

The herbicide ethofumesate has been used to control the weedgrass annual meadow-grass in high quality managed amenity turf. Historically formulations of...

in Industry News - on 31/12/08

Peirson named new Ground Co-ordinator

Andy Peirson has been appointed Kent Cricket Club’s new Ground Co-ordinator.

in Cricket - on 30/12/08

Andy on course for US

Bath Golf Club Course manager Andy Boyce has been selected to attend the American Golf Course Superintendents Education Conference, to be held in New Orleans...

in Golf - on 30/12/08

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The Parks and Countryside Department at Sheffield City Council has upgraded to the latest version of Ransomes Jacobsen’s remote controlled slope mower,...

in Industry News - on 29/12/08



Cultivation practices are critical for reducing soil compaction and organic matter accumulation. Compacted soils negatively impact root growth causing...

in Consultancy - on 29/12/08

Cold snap could see Pars lose £30,000

Dunfermline could be up to £30,000 out of pocket after their match was cancelled on Saturday when groundsmen were caught out by a sudden cold snap.

in Football - on 29/12/08


Jason Hunter, aka Sipho, winter sports groundsman at Charterhouse School, has a ‘thing’ about young couples, the old, teachers ... anger management...

in People - on 28/12/08

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John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Limited, one of the UK’s largest privately owned landscape maintenance service providers, has won two prestigious...

in Industry News - on 28/12/08

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J Pugh-Lewis, well known for their sports ground construction and drainage, also operate an ISO 9001:2000 quality assured fencing service, which has been...

in Industry News - on 27/12/08

Eaton Golf Club work held up as a shining example

A Cheshire golf club has been commended by the Royal and Ancient and promoted nationally as an example to others for its award-winning efforts to manage...

in Golf - on 27/12/08

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Notts Sport’s Multi-Use Games Areas can transform an existing asphalt, concrete or stone area – and inject new life into club and community...

in Synthetics - on 26/12/08

Credit crunch proving rough for golf's greenkeepers

It is usually players who suffer the “yips”, that nervous condition that blights their putts and ruins their game. But now it is greenkeepers who are...

in Golf - on 26/12/08


Ashes challenge

In his first media interview since being appointed as head groundsman for Glamorgan County Cricket Club, Keith told the Rutland Times about the honour...

in Cricket - on 26/12/08

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John Deere has been named the official equipment sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, by the World Games 2010 Foundation. The Games...

in Industry News - on 25/12/08

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This article aims to explore some of the reasons why a sandy soil/rootzone may fail to drain effectively. It draws on the agronomic experiences and observations...

in Consultancy - on 25/12/08

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Jardineira Sant Narcis, the grounds care company responsible for the pitch maintenance at the Nou Estadi, home to Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the Catalan...

in Industry News - on 25/12/08


Contractors looking to ride-out the credit crunch and increase profits through grass cutting will find help is at hand with Etesia’s latest finance deal...

in Industry News - on 24/12/08

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Lubricating Cutting Units

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 24/12/08

Cheltenham Voted Racecourse of the year 2008

Cheltenham Racecourse has created history by being voted Racegoers Club Racecourse of the Year by the Club’s members for a record fifth consecutive...

in Equestrian - on 23/12/08

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A group of 50 greenkeepers and course managers from across the Midlands, including outgoing BIGGA chairman Kenny Mackay, were hosted by John Deere in December,...

in Golf - on 23/12/08