Issue Number 66 (page 2)

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Spot on Spotland

Fifteen months into his new role at Rochdale AFC and head groundsman Rob Bennett is already fully aware of the budgetary differences that exist in Football...

in Football - on 9/5/16

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Omagh Academicals RFC

Omagh Academicals RFC’s Grounds Manager, Raymond Crosbie, is responsible for the club’s Thomas Mellon Playing Fields and oversees the work undertaken...

in Rugby - on 7/5/16

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Natural ways with disease

Symbio’s Martin Ward says that turf diseases are an inherent part of the design of sand based pitches and USGA specification greens, relying as they...

in Golf - on 5/5/16

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Ash tree extinction

The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to a review of the evidence. The trees are being killed off by the fungal disease ash-dieback...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 3/5/16

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Rain, rain go away ...

When the River Tyne burst its banks at Hexham, Northumberland last December, pretty much the whole of the course at Tynedale Golf Club was flooded. The...

in Golf - on 3/5/16

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Water company profit

So many clubs are dependant on buying water from the local water company. The cost of water is rising all the time and there is always the fear that when...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 2/5/16

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Rabbits and the Law

Despite their ‘cute’ reputation, rabbits are a major pest species in the UK. This non-native nuisance is underestimated by most, but their capacity...

in Pests & Diseases - on 2/5/16

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Is anyone listening?

With the national newspapers picking up on the health and safety concerns over rubber crumb - albeit for just a couple of days - the industry was quick...

in Industry News - on 1/5/16

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Omagh Lawn Tennis Club

The town of Omagh sits on the western side of Northern Ireland and is home to around 20,000 people. It is quite an active population in sport, as the...

in Tennis - on 30/4/16

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Apprenticeship success

As we step into spring, we once again remember why we love working outdoors, and what a difference we make to the lives of our learners past and present....

in Football - on 29/4/16

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Hot and cold ... and wet!

This year has seen an extremely slow start to spring. What a contrast to last year, where temperatures from the 1st March were hitting 20+ degrees

in Editorial - on 27/4/16

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Goalpost safety guidance

Serious and fatal accidents have occurred due to inappropriate use, maintenance, construction, design and/or installation of goalposts.

in Industry News - on 25/4/16