July 2014 (Page 4)

South Terrace stands watch over the new 3G surface being laid

3G for Falcons

Club hopes new playing surface will inspire more attacking style of rugby and boost survival hopes

in Industry News - on 15/7/14

Inturf fined by HSE over worker’s death

Inturf fined by HSE

A York-based specialist turf company has been sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of...

in Industry News - on 14/7/14


Groundsman leaves club

Two more staff leave crisis club Bulls

in Industry News - on 14/7/14


World Cup Final

The atmosphere in the run up to the game was interesting. Out on the streets masses of Brazilians were getting behind the Germans to beat their Argentinean...

in Football - on 14/7/14


Smart move by PM

Volunteer groundsman is the latest winner of a new Point of Light award, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced

in Industry News - on 14/7/14


Common Ragwort

As summer arrives, the workload for groundsmen increases, and Ragwort control is one tedious, but necessary task for many. Monsanto’s Manda Sansom looks...

in Consultancy - on 14/7/14

Pesticides threaten birds and bees alike

Birds and the Bees

Pesticides threaten birds and bees alike

in Industry News - on 13/7/14

BLEC Cultipack double drive to be seen at Saltex

BLEC at Four Oaks

BLEC GLOBAL will be showing a range of machines designed for growers at Four Oaks (Sept 2-3)

in Industry News - on 13/7/14


UK data marks 50 years

The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 wildlife recording societies and schemes, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

in Conservation & Ecology - on 13/7/14

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Kubota for Sandy Lodge GC

Robert Phillips, Course Manager at Sandy Lodge Golf Club, Northwood, Middlesex, is fast approaching his 20th year at the club, just a year shy of a landmark...

in Industry News - on 12/7/14


Blind collie at Open

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper, Robert Paterson, has an unusual assistant to help him carry out his job – a blind border collie

in Golf - on 12/7/14

Lorne Temple fescue meadows

Return to a running game

Having been a typical amateur low-handicap golfer all my life, I’ve always preferred fast greens, but possessed little knowledge about grasses, until...

in Golf - on 12/7/14

FRX 150 Bottom

Wessex in front

A flail mower is far more versatile than a rotary mower, offering you the benefit of not only leaving a good finish on short grass but also the facility...

in Industry News - on 11/7/14

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Graco makes it mark

In preparation for the World Cup 2014, Graco’s FieldLazer S90 was used to mark the fields of Brazil’s largest football stadium; the historical Maracana...

in Football - on 11/7/14


Controversial Pesticides

Declining numbers of starlings and tree sparrows in the Netherlands linked to chemical used to protect crops from insects.

in Conservation & Ecology - on 11/7/14

LCCC SisisAuto roller

Good things come to LCCC

Head Groundsman, Andy Ward, spoke to Kerry Haywood about its history and developments at the Club, leading to the 2013 ECB Groundsman Award for the best...

in Cricket - on 11/7/14

BLEC md Gary Mumby with the Turfmaker Seeder to be seen at SALTEX

Blec to Exhibit at Show

BLEC GLOBAL will use the Windsor Show (September 2-4) to launch a new machine and show a wide range of products for the groundcare, landscaping and sportsturf...

in Industry News - on 10/7/14

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John Deere Road Shows

Over fifty greenkeepers representing over thirty golf clubs attended the first of a series of John Deere Road Shows at the Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel,...

in Golf - on 10/7/14


World Cup Blog

Brazil is suffering a hangover today. Although everyone knew it would be difficult, no-one predicted the humiliation of the other night. People tried to...

in World Cup Blog - on 10/7/14

Trent Bridge groundsman tested to the limit as excitement reaches fever pitch

Trent Bridge Test

Preparing for a Test match is a year-round job for Steve Birks.

in Cricket - on 9/7/14