February 2009 (Page 2)


Quakers Notes...

Gary Ventress has gone ‘back to his roots’ as Head Groundsman at the Darlington Arena, home of the Quakers. Here he talks about the reasons why he...

in Football - on 23/2/09

Techy Tip

Bernhard's Technical Training Manager, Ben Taylor, says that regular maintenance will save you money!

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 22/2/09


New Trafford!

Peter Marron’s final act as Head Groundsman at Old Trafford Cricket Ground was to oversee the installation of a new drainage system. Undertaken by White...

in Cricket - on 22/2/09

£55k grant for Tonbridge school's sports fields

A School in Tonbridge is to get a share of a £21m Government grant intended to improve sports facilities for children.

in Industry News - on 22/2/09

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When head greenkeeper Mark Hastry was having problems with the irrigation system at The Heworth Golf Club in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, he was keen to get...

in Industry News - on 21/2/09


Community Spirited

Middlesbrough Football in the Community is the Premier League’s largest community initiative. After extensive renovation work the complex was officially...

in Football - on 21/2/09

Glamorgan's executive chairman accused of destroying the county

But, with less than five months before the visit of Australia to the revamped Swalec Stadium, the county is bracing itself for a power struggle.

in Cricket - on 20/2/09

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Technical Surfaces and Playrite, two giants in the world of artificial surface maintenance and sales of artificial surfaces have, in joint partnership,...

in Industry News - on 20/2/09

Out to grass with the old face of Revlon

What ever happened to the old grumpy Groundsman

in Cricket - on 20/2/09

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Disease - by association

When I started to look at plant diseases in the early 1980s, I did what most people do and read the current textbooks and believed (somewhat naively) that...

in Consultancy - on 20/2/09


The Aera-Vator is a special line of aerators/ decompactors, designed for very hard soil conditions and the renovation of such areas.

in Industry News - on 20/2/09

Southampton City Council to reduce Council Services

People across Southampton are to get the city’s lowest ever council tax rise – but it comes at a cost.

in Local Authority - on 20/2/09

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Colin Fraser, head groundsman at Scottish Premier League football club, Hamilton Academical, says he made the right decision in specifying advanced DynaQPS...

in Industry News - on 19/2/09


The RJ National

Converting waste ground alongside the Ransomes Jacobsen manufacturing facility in Ipswich into a three hole golf course proved a challenging and rewarding...

in Golf - on 19/2/09


A thermo anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed and temperature and is an important tool for turfcare professionals. The term is derived from...

in Industry News - on 19/2/09


Classen have launched a new ‘steerable’ pedestrian aerator, aimed specifically at small landscaping/ garden maintenance firms and the rental/ hire...

in Industry News - on 19/2/09

Changing Boundaries

The Sir Allen Stanford affair means plans for two Twenty20 events in 2010 must be looked at, says Skysports pundit Bob Willis.

in Cricket - on 18/2/09

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The University of Sheffield has recently demonstrated its commitment to operator training, putting members of its grounds staff through training courses...

in Industry News - on 18/2/09

York City manager Martin Foyle makes a plea to local sports grounds to offer the Minstermen a pitch

Football clubs who can spare their pitch could answer an SOS call from York City manager Martin Foyle.

in Football - on 18/2/09

The halfway line

Talk to cricketers of a bygone era and they will tell you that batting has become much easier since pitches were completely covered during rain breaks...

in Cricket - on 18/2/09