February 2016 (Page 2)

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Award for Sandown Team

Sandown Park grounds team presented with 2015 Racecourse Groundstaff of the Year in the Dual Purpose course category during Royal Artillery Gold Cup Day...

in Industry News - on 24/2/16

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Craigielaw's Verti-Seed

Situated on Scotland’s Golf Coast, just outside of Edinburgh, Craigielaw greens are undulating so finding the right over-seeder was a challenge for Head...

in Golf - on 24/2/16


Kerry’s Charity MoonWalk

Pitchcare editor to undertake night-time charity walk around the London Marathon course in aid of breast cancer research

in Industry News - on 24/2/16

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Ben Turner at Ben Burgess

Ben Burgess, agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery dealer in East Anglia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben B Turner as Group...

in Industry News - on 23/2/16

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Terrain Aeration

Sport is a vital part of life at Moulsford School in Oxfordshire and the boy’s preparatory school has a well-deserved reputation for playing outstanding...

in Rugby - on 23/2/16


Not a Mere dalliance

James Hutchinson heads to The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire to review the course’s environmental credentials and discovers invasive rhododendrons...

in Golf - on 23/2/16

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Groundsman Inquest

Mr Self, a 48-year-old handyman from Thatcham, had been working on the private estate he visited every Friday to tend to the grass, stables and trees when...

in Industry News - on 22/2/16

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Pitchcare at the RCA

Pitchcare were delighted to attend and present to a room full of Ground staff and Clerks from racecourses around the UK who attended the RCA Racing &Turf...

in Equestrian - on 22/2/16


GreenMech's Arborist 130

Gloucestershire based Tree Maintenance Ltd have been an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor since 1985 - 1 of only 100 in the country! Their...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 22/2/16

Testing Crops in 1940s Tennessee

Phosphorus shortage

You know that greenhouse gases are changing the climate. You probably know drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that we’re living through...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 21/2/16

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Glyphosate: For/Against

North of the Equator, spring is almost here, and, once again, the title of a book comes to mind: Silent Spring, a key text published by Rachel Carson in...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 21/2/16

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Bernhard launch app

Designed to help you track and record turf health on your mobile device, storing all your critical information in one place.

in Golf - on 20/2/16

Go Ape Battersea

Britain's green spaces

The installation of Go Ape in Battersea Park is part of a growing movement towards the privatisation of green spaces. How can cash-strapped councils bring...

in Parks & Gardens - on 20/2/16

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GIS in San Diego

Over 80 Ransomes Jacobsen guests and staff from Europe, the Asia-Pacific territory and South America attended the Golf Industry Show in San Diego recently....

in Golf - on 19/2/16

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Replay move

Synthetic maintenance specialists Replay Maintenance have recently made the short move to new office and warehouse premises. The purpose built facility...

in Synthetics - on 19/2/16

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RJ National re-certified

Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course, The RJ National, located at their European headquarters on the outskirts of Ipswich, has been re-certified...

in Golf - on 19/2/16


BALI-NCF challenges NLW

BALI-NCF, the National Contractors’ Forum for grounds maintenance contractors, has written to Government ministers and members of the Low Pay Commission...

in Industry News - on 18/2/16

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Is it the new asbestos?

With the RFU reportedly committing £50m to one hundred 3G floodlit pitches for the grassroots game over the next four-years, and the FA similarly beginning...

in Industry News - on 18/2/16

Rubber Crumb Poll

Rubber Crumb Poll results

Our poll "In light of media coverage- are you happy with the health risk exposure of rubber crumb on 3G pitches to players?" yields overwhelming results....

in Football - on 18/2/16

Adamsons Langworth

Adamsons open new dealer

East Yorkshire based John Deere turf dealer F G Adamson & Son has opened a new outlet in Langworth, near Lincoln after a £500,000 investment to expand...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 18/2/16