Issue Number 46 (Page 2)


County Cricket Groundsmen

The cricketing press and county groundsmen have not always seen eye to eye but, a few weeks ago, there was a massive recognition by the former of the latter’s...

in Cricket - on 28/1/13


Planting trees and hedges

I can remember my first experiences of planting trees on a large scale. It was back in 1973 when I was a parks apprentice with Birmingham City Council....

in Conservation & Ecology - on 26/1/13

ManCity Welcome

Match day preparations

For a life-long Manchester City fan, being Head Groundsman at the Etihad Stadium is a dream come true for Lee Jackson, but with it comes the responsibility...

in Football - on 24/1/13

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Organic matter

Organic matter, or the build up of thatch, remains a dominant issue across many sports disciplines, but has our knowledge and understanding of it moved...

in Consultancy - on 22/1/13

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Tranquility at Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby Club are one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the UK. They play at the Recreation Ground, also known as The Rec.

in Rugby - on 20/1/13


School Sport

James Mead, Head Groundsman at Rugby School, asks whether the Olympic legacy will ever be delivered without a change in policy

in Best of the Rest - on 18/1/13


Ash Dieback

The UK’s trees seem to be under constant threat from new pest and disease problems. Leaf-mining moth and bleeding canker disease of horse chestnut, oak...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 18/1/13

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Stapleford Park GC

Our editor pops in to Stapleford Park, the East Midlands first European Senior Tour venue, to meet Head Greenkeeper Matthew (Mazz) Edge

in Golf - on 16/1/13

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Toad Rush

One of close to 60,000 monocot species, Toad Rush can be a pain in the grass on fine turf. Laurence Gale MSc describes the conditions it prefers and the...

in Consultancy - on 14/1/13


Moss Removal

John Handley, Technical Manager at Maxwell Amenity, offers some sterling advice for moss control and removal

in Consultancy - on 12/1/13

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TOP Program for interns

The Ohio State University’s internship programme for aspiring greenkeepers is simply referred to as the TOP Program - The Ohio Program. One of its latest...

in Golf - on 10/1/13

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Yearly thoughts

Borrowing and changing the words (slightly) from Queen Elizabeth II; 2012 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.

in Editorial - on 1/1/13


Value of volunteers

We take them all for granted; most by expectation. So, how valuable is the volunteer sector to the sportsturf industry? Bob Stretton looks at the history...

in Best of the Rest - on 10/1/12