Issue Number 18 (Page 1)


What irrigation system?

So, what irrigation system is right for you? In this fourth article in a series of six, Duncan McGilvray of EnviroPro H2O, looks at the systems currently...

in Golf - on 15/6/08


Cricket pitch preparations can take anything from 5-15 days. Every Groundsman’s preparations will be different. No two pitches are the same and neither...

in Cricket - on 10/6/08

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Soil water relationships

Professional turf managers the world over agree that producing a consistent, firm (not soft or hard) surface with good grass coverage is their aim. While...

in Consultancy - on 9/6/08

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Chemical safety and IPM

Without a doubt, information about chemicals has improved significantly over the years. IPM (Integrated Plant/Pest Management) and chemical safety are...

in Consultancy - on 7/6/08

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Primo MAXX Trials

Last year, we reported on trials due to be run by Mark Dempsey, Parks and Street Scene Central Support Manager for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council...

in Bowls - on 4/6/08

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Gingerbread Men?

A recent visit to Lymm Golf Club in Cheshire to talk to Head Greenkeeper, Stuart Yarwood, gave me the opportunity to meet up with several other like-minded...

in Golf - on 2/6/08

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Thatch content

Dead grass, how many headaches does it give the sports turf manager? It causes disease, dry patch and fairy rings, water retention, black layer, poa annua...

in Consultancy - on 1/6/08


Snakes & Ladders

The R&A’s highly laudable drive toward best practices for golf courses uses a ladder as an analogy for showing progress toward a sustainable golf course,...

in Golf - on 29/5/08

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The story of a Gingerbread Man

in Golf - on 26/5/08


Spring is a great time of year. It’s when all the misery of winter and the “will it ever end” feeling starts to change to optimism about the season...

in Industry News - on 26/5/08

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Paul on a mission!

Climbing the ‘sustainable ladder’ whilst still reaching the high expectations of members will always be difficult, but this is the mission at Bromborough...

in Golf - on 25/5/08

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Still a young man, David Procter has followed an interesting career path thus far. His current position at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club...

in Tennis - on 24/5/08

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Toffee delight!

Everton Football Club have recently moved from their former training ground at Bellefield, built back in the 1960s, to a moderrn £14 million training...

in Football - on 23/5/08

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Going to extremes

I spend a fair bit of my time visiting sporting facilities across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. In many instances their location has a bearing...

in Industry News - on 22/5/08

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Astro physics

The introduction of synthetic surfaces has significantly changed the sport of hockey. Since being introduced in the 1970s, competitions in western countries...

in Synthetics - on 21/5/08

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Match Day countdown

It’s Valentine’s Day and Pitchcare’s Laurence Gale has headed north to the Reebok Stadium to spend the day, and the evening, with Head Groundsman,...

in Football - on 18/5/08

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On the road again!

Laurence Gale MSc joins the Bernhard sales and demo team on a trip to Ireland.

in Industry News - on 17/5/08

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A spoonful of SUGAR?

One of the longest message board threads ever seen on the Pitchcare website, on the subject of grass colour, resulted in a lengthy discussion about the...

in Industry News - on 16/5/08

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Flood SOS

For the most part, I feel privileged to be working in our industry. Although I’d worked in Premiership football, I had no idea that turf, and the art...

in Cricket - on 16/5/08

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Augusta National

My first memory of Augusta National Golf Club was sitting in front of the TV with my dad, watching Ian Woosnam win The Masters in 1991. I had no idea what...

in Golf - on 15/5/08