Representatives from a number of growers and TGA affiliates gathered to hear a series of presentations. The first was from Andy Newell from the STRI who provided an overview of the Institute and its work before Michael Fance took to the floor with a potted history of The Scotts Company and its products, research and development and its new grass seed range.
Before lunch, guests were able to venture outdoors to see the latest trial plots for themselves. After lunch, Dr. Ruth Mann discussed her research into Glyphosate-tolerant products, a subject of great interest to growers following the withdrawal of chemicals that control annual meadow grass.
Commenting after the meeting, TGA Chief Executive Tim Mudge said: "Once again we've enjoyed a number of interesting and thought-provoking presentations at our Spring event and we extend our thanks to Scotts for their support and hospitality. These events provide a platform and meeting place for members which enables them to get the latest news and meet industry colleagues, suppliers and customers."
TGA Turf Show 2009, 24th June at Q Lawns, Norfolk - www.turfshow2009.co.uk
Photo caption: TGA growers and affiliates tour the trial plots at the STRI.