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Grounds maintenance input

In this article, Daniel Ratling, BSc Hons. PCert TSC, Head Groundsman at Whitgift School in London, considers plant-soil interactions and how we turf managers...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - 1 day, 2 hours ago

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Coronavirus: the impact

Our journey navigating the last few months has seen us having to overcome massive challenges, alter our methods to fit a changing picture and, ultimately,...

in Tennis - 4 days, 2 hours ago

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The ‘new normal'

Equestrian sports have been as hard hit as any with major championships cancelled and racing and polo seasons put on hold. But turfcare regimes have continued...

in Equestrian - 6 days, 2 hours ago

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Spitfires grounded

Cricket is our summer game; just not this summer. The frustration is most apparent at county level, where all 18 clubs are without income, yet having to...

in Cricket - 1 week, 1 day ago

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Mental health issues

“You cannot put 30kg of fertiliser in a 20kg bag. Sooner or later it is going to spill out. I just did not know how much of a mess it was going to make.”...

in Football - 1 week, 4 days ago

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July 2020 Diaries

June was a month where we saw warm and hot conditions give way to persistent rain and heavy thunderstorms in many areas, and with it much needed rainfall....

in General Interest - 1 week, 6 days ago

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Dave.com

With the sale of Maxwell Amenity to Agrovista UK Ltd, the company’s former Managing Director, Dave Saltman, has now handed over the reins. Friend and...

in People - 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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2020 vision

The pandemic continues but, very slowly, the economy is starting to get going. Currently, we can visit a showroom to buy a new car, or pop to a shopping...

in Editorial - 2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Gold Standard at Newclose

Back in 2008 it cost around £1.7m to build Newclose on the outskirts of Newport — a magnificent ground adopted by Hampshire and one which has put the...

in Cricket - 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Useless monuments

These days most of our work in Europe consists of remodelling older golf courses. Fortunately, we still design and supervise the construction of new courses,...

in Golf - 3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Ramside Golf Club

Ramside Golf Club in County Durham comprises two 18-hole courses, but it wasn’t always that way. Tucked away in the middle of the older Prince Bishop...

in Golf - 3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Derby County interview

There has been over three months since Derby County's last Sky Bet Championship game, which has allowed the groundstaff to work hard on the pitch to ensure...

in Football - 3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Winning on the course

Banchory Golf Club, on Deeside in Scotland, won the Syngenta Operation Pollinator Award at the Golf Environment Awards, presented at BTME 2020. Course...

in Golf - 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Q&A with Octavi Creus

Octavi Creus, Grounds Manager of FC Barcelona, explains how modern technology, agronomy and a rescheduled La Liga season are affecting the pitches under...

in Football - on 12/6/20

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Centenary Project CGC

Jonathan Gaunt is under way with a multi-year renovation project at Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton, England, to be completed in time for the club’s centenary...

in Golf - on 10/6/20

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Stage V for cleaner air

For years, engine and machinery manufacturers across the outdoor power equipment industry have been working towards lower exhaust emissions and cleaner...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 8/6/20

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A man to the Grammar born

We first took a tour of the school grounds, pitches and facilities, chatting and taking photographs as we went. (How we managed a day without rain and...

in Schools & Colleges - on 5/6/20

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Putting Things Off - Pt 2

In Part 2 of this article, Grounds Care Trainer and Conference Speaker Frank Newberry offers ten ways we can all reduce our tendency to procrastinate.

in Consultancy - on 3/6/20