Issue Number 45 (Page 2)

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Maidstone United

The decision to invest in 3G technology at Maidstone United was based on pure financial common sense, according to their Director, Oliver Ash. Now, they...

in Football - on 2/12/12

Hedges Mowing

Whether for food production, sport provision or simple recreation, man has, for centuries, had to learn many skills to control and manage his local environment....

in Conservation & Ecology - on 30/11/12

Lee Metcalfe

Pitchcare pays a visit to Premier League champions, Manchester City, to check out the club’s new playing surfaces

in Football - on 28/11/12


Frequency of Cut

Back in the Spring of 2011, Richard Comely, Director of Product Management at Ransomes Jacobsen, discussed the benefits of Frequency of Cut (FOC) and its...

in Golf - on 26/11/12

IOM Listening


Mike Atherton talks about persistence, its place in turf care, and how it can affect working turf practitioners.

in Industry News - on 24/11/12


Michael Finch

Michael Finch - prefers the wide outdoors to an office - probably best with AC/DC blasting out!

in People - on 22/11/12


Leamington Spa Bowls Club

During a visit to Royal Leamington Spa, our editor met up with an old work colleague, Robert Hoof, who now manages Warwick District Council’s Parks Department....

in Bowls - on 22/11/12

AlbertDockLiverpool The Start

Stuart Yarwood reports on the Port to Port challenge, undertaken by a group of imbalanced industry folk pushing Ransomes pedestrian mowers, that raised...

in Industry News - on 20/11/12

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Gerry Weber Stadium

The Gerry Weber Open is part of the ATP World Tennis Tour and has grown to become one of the largest media sporting events in Germany. Its timing is perfect...

in Tennis - on 18/11/12

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Salford Stadium

Dan Huffman is the man in charge of the pitches at the new City of Salford Stadium complex. Now home to both codes of top flight rugby, he is charged with...

in Rugby - on 16/11/12


800 pound gorilla?

Could exposure and inhaling carbon black nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes found in pulverised tyres and the rubber crumb used on artificial turf fields...

in Synthetics - on 14/11/12

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Haywood praises his staff

The 2012-2013 season is well and truly underway, and League Two Chesterfield Football Club is aiming to emulate the success of its 2010-2011 season, which...

in Football - on 12/11/12


Peter Britton is in reflective mood as he ponders the modern world that, to date, he is just about managing to keep up with!

in Best of the Rest - on 10/11/12

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On frosty goround

Ray Hunt, Technical Sales and Support Manager at ALS, offers some advice on how to cope with frost on a playing surface and suggests that covers and surfactants...

in Golf - on 8/11/12

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Moving Square

It is not often a herd of cows (make and colour unknown!) comes to the rescue, however, for Allscott Cricket Club, they did just that

in Cricket - on 7/11/12


Accosted in Tesco's!

Mr AKA Grasscutter, our anonymous football league head groundsman, gets accosted in his local Tesco’s and a look that would kill from his wife!

in Football - on 5/11/12

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Coping with a cold snap

Winter often reminds us of spinning car wheels, of slipping and sliding our way around, closed airports, blocked roads and busy A&E departments

in Industry News - on 5/11/12


Woodman spare that tree - especially if you don’t have the relevant permission! The Forestry Commission offers advice on felling licences and the law...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 3/11/12

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New year review

Most of you will, no doubt, have noticed that the Pitchcare website has had a facelift. Our web development department have been busy (and amazingly quiet)...

in Industry News - on 30/10/12


Dave Harrison of Campey Turf Care Systems offers a few tips on the ongoing maintenance of synthetic surfaces, suggesting that ‘little and often’ is...

in Synthetics - on 5/10/12