December 2012 (Page 1)

Wild Weather in 2012

BBC weatherman Nick Miller looks at the science behind what happened to Britain's weather in 2012.

in Industry News - on 31/12/12

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Factory visits

In November, Laurence Gale attended a very informative trip to Holland, courtesy of Richard Campey, to see two successful companies - Imants and Vredo...

in Industry News - on 31/12/12

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In October this year I, along with other members of the trade press, was invited to attend a two day factory visit and product demonstration of Dennis...

in Industry News - on 30/12/12


Bridging the sportsfield

If you work in the turfgrass industry, you probably had to make this choice at some point in your life. If you are getting ready to work for this industry,...

in Best of the Rest - on 30/12/12

Chalara dieback of ash (Chalara fraxinea)

Chalara dieback of ash is a serious disease of ash trees caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxinea

in Conservation & Ecology - on 29/12/12

What should I do when it floods?

Advice on what to do to stay safe in a flood and clearing up afterwards.

in Industry News - on 29/12/12

SweepEx Snow

It’s hard to believe a product so simple can be so effective. SweepEx push brooms find their way into literally hundreds of different applications, from...

in Industry News - on 29/12/12


Snow and ice on walkways, footpaths forecourts and small yards are potential hazards leading to slip and fall claims.

in Industry News - on 28/12/12


Sunningdale Golf Club

History was made in October as one of the UK’s premier golf clubs received the highest independent rankings in their 112 year history. Tom James meets...

in Golf - on 28/12/12

Crow Wood Golf Club

Crow Wood Golf Club, just ten minutes from Glasgow city centre, is a gem of a course that dates back to 1925 and consists of acres of tree-lined parkland....

in Industry News - on 27/12/12

Bristol City manager admits "shock" at Watford call-off

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes expressed shock at the ferocity of the downpour that caused the Boxing Day clash with Watford to be called off.

in Football - on 27/12/12

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Norway's Ullevaal Stadium

Former greenkeeper, Hilde Knutzen, is the groundswoman at the Ullevaal Stadium in Norway. The stadium is used by Vålerenga IF and Norway’s national...

in Football - on 26/12/12

Brooke 194

Brooke Lawrance, the brave 7-year old who suffers from cerebral palsy, walked down the gangway at the Ransomes Jacobsen factory just before Christmas,...

in People - on 24/12/12

Turf & Parts Tech 2012 intake

John Deere’s award winning Turf Tech, Parts Tech and Ag Tech apprenticeship programme has set another record for the new training season’s intake.

in Industry News - on 24/12/12

Belvedere Entrance

2012 has been a good year for the young sportsmen at Belvedere College, one of Ireland’s finest boys’ schools based in the centre of Dublin, as the...

in Schools & Colleges - on 24/12/12

Groundsmen pitch in at Plainmoor

City staff help to clear Torquay pitch

in Football - on 23/12/12


Souters Sports, one of the UK’s leading specialist sportsturf contractors, has won not one, but three prestigious awards at the British Association of...

in Industry News - on 23/12/12

MM75R on left 14 days

Limagrain UK’s amenity grass seed mixture for sports pitch recovery - MM 75R – is being increasingly adopted by sports groundsmen to help improve playing...

in Industry News - on 23/12/12

Nine in a Row for Cheltenham

Cheltenham Racecourse has been voted Racecourse of the Year for the ninth consecutive year by members of The Racegoers Club. York, the last course to break...

in Equestrian - on 22/12/12

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Lymm Golf Club

When Stuart Yarwood went to Lymm Golf Club at the turn of the century, he found a course maintenance regime that was both unsustainable and costly. Now,...

in Industry News - on 22/12/12