Issue Number 67 (Page 1)

water volumes

Hard surface weed control

Taking care of sports surfaces and public areas means controlling weeds, and hard surfaces need special care to meet legislation. Monsanto Technical Manager...

in Industry News - on 26/8/16

HABS CompletedPitch

HABS - dash good pitches

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School is an independent day school for boys, occupying 104 acres of greenbelt parkland near Elstree in Hertfordshire...

in Rugby - on 26/8/16

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Important to be nice?

PGA Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry considers whether ‘being nice’ to people at work is always the best approach

in Consultancy - on 24/8/16

Mink Wiki

Tales of the riverbank

Non-native, invasive and capable of devastating the local fauna, the American mink has been blamed for decimating the UK water vole population. Regarded...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 22/8/16

Spillern 4 weeks after seeding 10.11.2014

Reduce construction costs

Symbio’s Martin Ward says that, if we could halve the time taken to grow in new sports pitches, golf courses or bowling greens, the cost of construction...

in Football - on 19/8/16

Tier 4F engine

Hybrid power here to stay

Richard Comely is Director, International Product Development at Ransomes Jacobsen, looks at hybrid power systems and how they are used in today’s modern...

in Industry News - on 17/8/16


Q&A with Rhys Butler

Rhys Butler - Goo goo, bubba - and that’s just his youngest’s artistic skills!

in Golf - on 15/8/16


Butler Service

With Harlech Castle dominating the skyline, views out across the Irish Sea and the Lleyn Peninsular and inland over Snowdonia National Park, there can...

in Industry News - on 15/8/16

YarmSchool Aerial

The man for all reasons

With a huge remit of responsibility, Yarm School’s Estates Manager, Alan Hodgson, has chalked up a generation devoted to steering the expansion of this...

in Tennis - on 12/8/16

2. Stadium irrigation

Promote optimum growth

Whatever your sports surface, turf professionals everywhere have water considerations at this time of year and Robert Jackson, Irrigation Manager at Reesink...

in Industry News - on 10/8/16

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Living the life of Reilly

Lough Erne is one of the jewels in the crown in terms of golfing resorts in Northern Ireland and offers some of the most idyllic views in the country....

in Golf - on 8/8/16

Bodnant Pergola

A Rippin Yarn!

Bodnant Garden is the jewel in the crown of the National Trust’s gardens portfolio. Overlooking the Conwy valley, the garden’s Laburnum Arch is regarded...

in Public Places - on 5/8/16

pitch overview

The Ricoh Arena

Jane Carley reports on a new hybrid pitch that has stood up to a hard winter of rugby and football at the Ricoh Arena for Wasps and Coventry City

in Industry News - on 1/8/16

Micah Soil profile

Soil nutrient guidelines

When managing turfgrass, we want to make sure there are adequate nutrients available in the soil to meet the requirements of the grass, and we must be...

in Turf & Grass Seed - on 29/7/16

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Fifty years over here!

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of John Deere Limited in the UK and Ireland. In that time, it has grown to be the biggest supplier of agricultural and...

in Industry News - on 29/7/16

FitzPark Stripes&Pavilion

Floods of praise

Mike Robertson of Greta Garden Services explains to Alice Northrop how Fitz Park Bowling Club turned things around after the devastating winter floods...

in Bowls - on 25/7/16

Syngenta Qualibra germination trial pots mr

Water aid for seed growth

With the immense pressure on groundsmen to renovate pitches between the close of one sporting season and the start of the next, successful seed germination...

in Renovations & New Builds - on 22/7/16

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Q&A with Dan Cornish

Dan Cornish - a bat wielding, karaoke singing groundsman who prefers a lie-in, especially on rainy days!

in People - on 22/7/16

Highfield&Brookham Profihopper

Hunter gatherer!

Jason Hunter, Head Groundsman at Highfield and Brookham Schools explains why he made the decision to take on a challenging new role and how the two schools...

in Football - on 22/7/16


‘Ring’ the changes!

John O’Gaunt greenkeeper and ecologist, Steve Thompson, suggests that a world without birdsong would be a duller place. In this article, he offers a...

in Golf - on 18/7/16