Issue Number 46 (page 1)

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Fighting a festive friend

Ivy is an attractive plant that can become a menace and cause damage to buildings and monuments, although it does provide cover and food for wildlife,...

in Consultancy - on 14/2/14

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Stamford Endowed School

Bob Carder is the Head Groundsman at Stamford Endowed Schools which, as its pluralised title implies, is made up of a number of distinct schools all sharing...

in Cricket - on 8/3/13

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Leeds new Groundsman

At twenty-four years old, Kiel Barrett believes he is the youngest Head Groundsman in the Football League. Having learned his trade under the watchful...

in Football - on 6/3/13

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Hertzenhof Golf Club

Marcus Neemann visits a golf club that began life on a US Army base, before relocating to one of the most beautiful regions of Germany; the Rhine Gorge...

in Golf - on 4/3/13

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Leafspot divides opinion!

An outbreak of leaf spot has our anonymous football league head groundsman, Mr AKA Grasscutter, calling in the experts, and the ‘suits’ calling for...

in Football - on 25/2/13

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Oldest club in the world

Only two football clubs in the world have been awarded the FIFA Order of Merit, given for their role in football history. One is Real Madrid and the other...

in Football - on 24/2/13

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Working with the elements

After 150 runners at two meetings in a six day period between 27th October and 1st November, and yet another weekend of downpours in between, Stratford-on-Avon...

in Equestrian - on 22/2/13

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Ben Connell

Ben Connell - his favourite smell is a tad scary, but at least he’s polite and friendly!

in People - on 20/2/13

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Tials at Ipswich Town

Filling the boots of Alan Ferguson at Ipswich Town was always likely to bring with it a certain amount of trepidation, such is the man’s reputation in...

in Football - on 20/2/13

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The art of application

The latest turf protection products are capable of achieving exceptional results. But it is the skills of the sprayer operator and developments in the...

in Consultancy - on 19/2/13

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Pulborough RFC

As anyone who has gone through the process of applying for external funds for grassroots development will agree, it’s no walk in the park. But, here’s...

in Rugby - on 17/2/13

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Milford Haven Golf Club

Formed in 1913, Milford Haven Golf Club has enjoyed a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with those who use the adjacent waterway and its shores...

in Golf - on 15/2/13

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Success and Self Esteem

Many employers believe there is a link between an employee’s self esteem and success in the workplace. For the first time Trainer and Motivational Speaker,...

in Consultancy - on 13/2/13

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Working at Wrest Park

Wrest Park is the latest addition to the portfolio of English Heritage gardens. Situated near the village of Silsoe in Bedfordshire, it was acquired in...

in Public Places - on 11/2/13

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Sustainability in golf?

In the first of a series of articles, the Golf Environment Organization looks at issues of water resource management faced by golf courses across the world....

in Golf - on 9/2/13

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Turfgrass Stress

Dr Colin Fleming says that recent studies are now starting to identify how and why certain materials are able to reduce a wide range of stresses

in Consultancy - on 7/2/13

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Cleaning Tracks

Did you know that there are more than 350 synthetic athletics tracks across the country which will face the harsh winter months alone and, in many cases,...

in Synthetics - on 5/2/13

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Formulation technology

With spending pressures across all business sectors, turfcare professionals are looking carefully at pesticide expenditure, and there’s a clear temptation...

in Best of the Rest - on 3/2/13