Issue Number 20 (Page 1)


The Millennium Stadium provides a superb sporting and concert arena, but is very challenging for the growth of good pitches. The lack of light, as shown...

in Industry News - on 7/11/08

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Hire ground!

Michael Finch is Curator at the Sydney Football Stadium in Australia. Here, he gives an insight into the hectic schedule at the most utilised stadium in...

in Industry News - on 3/11/08

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What are your Plans?

Approaching planning in the right way can save you time and money. If you are thinking of applying for planning permission, whether for a specific development...

in Industry News - on 1/11/08

Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall

Due to open in June 2009, Rockliffe Hotel and Golf Resort has been built adjacent to the Middlesbrough FC training ground. Designed by Marc Westenborg...

in Golf - on 29/10/08

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Managing Tarmac

STRI Turfgrass Agronomist, John Lockyer, looks at the management requirements of tarmacadam tennis courts. Not the most gripping of titles I know, but...

in Tennis - on 27/10/08

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The Wilmslow Boy ...

Steve Oultram is Head Greenkeeper at Wilmslow Golf Club in Cheshire and also one of the Gingerbread Men, a group of like-minded individuals on the ladder...

in Golf - on 24/10/08

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New wild flower meadow adds splash of colour to the National Memorial Arboretum. The National Memorial Arboretum was established in 1997 on a former sand...

in Industry News - on 23/10/08

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Grooming and Verticutting

The Jacobsen company of Charlotte, North Carolina invented the Turf Groomer® in 1986 and is the only equipment manufacturer with this exclusive piece...

in Industry News - on 20/10/08

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Slow to establish, coarse in leaf texture, less attractive, and not tolerant of typical lawn or sports turf mowing heights; just some of the reasons to...

in Consultancy - on 20/10/08

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Running rugby...

Having spent the past 35 years playing and coaching rugby, and maintaining the pitches, Pitchcare’s Laurence Gale MSc, offers his views on the current...

in Rugby - on 17/10/08

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Appliance of science

Not all nematodes are bad nematodes! Historically, nematode has been a bad word in the turf industry, but that is about to change, according to Dr Andrew...

in Consultancy - on 16/10/08

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Rangers stretchy Pitch

Following trials by the STRI, Newcastle United and Bristol City installed new Fibrelastic pitches. Now, Glasgow Rangers and Llanelli RUFC have followed...

in Football - on 14/10/08

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Sometimes it is hard to avoid cliché; by the very nature of language a cliché is born because the words just work. It is hard therefore to get away from...

in Industry News - on 12/10/08

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In order to be able to use amenity pesticides in the future, we have to prove that our industry is safe, accountable and legal in all areas of pesticide...

in Industry News - on 11/10/08

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Perranporth Bowling Club

For most bowling clubs the strength of their membership is critical in terms of sustaining the club financially and functionally. Laurence Gale MSc pops...

in Bowls - on 10/10/08

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Aston Villa FC

Aston Villa FC is one of the oldest and most famous football clubs in England. Their heritage is impressive to say the least having seven First Division...

in Football - on 6/10/08

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London Calling!

The sheer logistics of hosting a major golfing event are immense. It’s not just a case of providing a well-manicured golf course The London Golf Club...

in Golf - on 5/10/08

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Rebirth for the Marshes

Hackney Marshes, one of Britain’s most renowned community sports resources, is to receive a multi-million pound facelift under plans newly unveiled....

in Football - on 4/10/08

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Tackling reseeding?

Then don’t side-step on quality says Simon Hutton of Fineturf as he helps Dave Balmer, Head Groundsman at Gloucester Rugby Football Club, tackle his...

in Rugby - on 3/10/08

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Live at Leeds

With a fiercely proud County cricket side, two top teams playing both codes of rugby, and Leeds United FC, the city of Leeds has a sporting heritage second...

in Cricket - on 30/9/08