April 2016 (Page 5)

Simon Crow (left)

Cambridgeshire groundsman

Simon Crow has been awarded Cambridgeshire FA's groundsman of the year title for the second year in a row.

in Industry News - on 5/4/16

Hampden Park

Hampden Pitch row

The pitch battle surrounding Hampden’s surface takes on a new twist - when it emerged Scotland’s groundsmen are up in arms over the marking system...

in Football - on 5/4/16

Apprentice of the Year Peter Lewis

Apprentice of the Year

An apprentice greenkeeper at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, has been crowned Reaseheath College’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’.

in Golf - on 4/4/16

DLF Goal

The turf of Euro champs

This summer the eyes of football fans will be firmly focused on Europe's finest footballers and its toughest turf. They will be shouting for their teams...

in Football - on 4/4/16

Waterloo Bowling

Waterloo Bowls Inspection

Growing conditions have been kind to the perennial species of browntop bent and red fescue. The green has dried out considerably from the visit in January...

in The Waterloo Bowling Green - on 4/4/16

Nevill BathedInSunshine

By ‘Royal’ Appointment

Cricket outgrounds are a dwindling commodity in the county game. One remaining bastion is the Nevill Ground at Royal Tunbridge Wells where Kent has played...

in Cricket - on 4/4/16

Ian Ayling and Keith Kent

Pitch advice for Ormskirk

Ormskirk RUFC has been selected as one of only 48 clubs nationwide to have won a pitch consultation by Keith Kent, the RFU Head Groundsman, along with...

in Rugby - on 3/4/16

Glyphosate licence renewal faces further delays

Glyphosate licence delays

EU Commission plans to renew the licence for popular weed killer glyphosate for another 15 years are facing another challenge, with MEPs seeking to delay...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 3/4/16


New pesticide concerns

Bees are, by reputation, busy creatures. Scottish experts were surprised to find that instead of buzzing as fast as possible when gathering pollen the...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 2/4/16



Performance really does matter for the 21 delegates who attended the fourth BIGGA Future Turf Managers’ Initiative (FTMI), made possible by Jacobsen,...

in Golf - on 2/4/16


Empowering the members

John O’Gaunt greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, suggests there are some simple ways to get the members involved in conservation and ecology, and all will bring...

in Golf - on 2/4/16

Sardis Road pitch

4G for Sardis Road

Pontypridd’s iconic Sardis Road pitch could become artificial within the next two seasons, if the club’s hierarchy rubber-stamps the proposed switch....

in Rugby - on 1/4/16

Langley School

School praises John Deere

John Deere compact utility tractors and ride-on cylinder mowers supplied by dealer Ben Burgess GroundsCare Equipment are playing a central role in Langley...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 1/4/16

April Sports Pitch Maintenance Diaries

April Sports Diaries

April Sports Pitch Maintenance Diaries

in Industry News - on 1/4/16