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EDITOR'S BLOG: WEATHER CONTINUES TO SURPRISE

During one of the busiest times of the year

Long daylight hours, coupled with warm air and soil temperatures often reaching well into double figures, means that...

FEATURE: BUSY TIMES

Judging the Green Flag Awards - by TurfPro Editor, Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR

As part of my role as a Green Flag judge, I was tasked with visiting Castle Ring, a large multivallate Iron Age Hill...

IOG EMBARKING ON NATIONAL PR CAMPAIGN

To highlight the vital role groundspeople play in sport

The IOG say they are planning for the launch of a new communications programme designed to educate the public and...

EDITOR'S BLOG: BERNHARD LAUNCH TRAINING ACADEMY

Educating the next generation

Last week saw the launch of the Bernhard Academy at the company’s factory facilities in Haverhill, Suffolk, which...

FEATURE: TAKING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

What does it all mean in managing turf surfaces? By Professor John Moverley, Independent Chairman of the Amenity Forum

In tackling the management of amenity spaces and turf, we are all asked to take an integrated approach and deliver...

BRIGHTON & HOVE GROUNDSTAFF SACKING DESCRIBED AS 'WITCH HUNT'

Team selections leaked online

It was widely reported last week that three members of Brighton & Hove Albion FC's ground-staff team were dismissed...

EDITOR'S BLOG: THE NEXT GENERATION

We must inspire and recruit a new generation of turf professionals

I firmly believe we can always learn from our peers and previous generations who are always keen to pass on their...

DANISH & SPANISH GROUNDSMEN LEARN FROM UK'S BEST

On educational tour

Thirty-eight groundsmen from Denmark and Spain have spent three-days learning from some of the best turf...

DEVON COUNCIL UNDERTAKE ROBOTIC TRIAL

Ambrogio robot mowers maintaining pitches

East Devon District Council have partnered with local dealers Devon Garden Machinery for a robotic mowing trial on an...

EDITOR'S BLOG: OPTIMISATION OF WATER RESOURCES

Better understand the soil / water relationship

One of the biggest problems facing many groundsmen is the ability to water their natural grass surfaces efficiently,...

FEATURE: UNDER PRESSURE

Dry weather conditions continue to keep turf managers focused on moisture management

While you can’t control weather, there are steps you can take to conserve water, to maximise the impact of any you...

MASTER GREENKEEPER RECORD SET

Six of the best

BIGGA have announced that a record number of members have achieved the Master Greenkeeper certificate following...

EDITOR'S BLOG: Hard work & dedication

Ever changing playing surfaces

A busy time of year for turf professionals with a lot going on, it's great to get out and about to events around the...

EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION FOR ACELEPRYN

Syngenta insecticide reapproved

Product for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjacket has been reapproved for the 2019 season.

TRACK TURF PESTS THIS SUMMER

Get a better picture of when and where they're flying

New facility will follow the timing and movement of the adult life cycle stages of key turf pests this summer.

EDITOR'S BLOG: Obesity measures

Turf professionals have a vital role

Everyone who works in the sports turf industry and amenity landscape sectors, play an important role in providing...

FEATURE: EDDIE SEAWARD, A TRIBUTE

Death of Wimbledon’s influential grounds manager

The turfcare profession, and indeed the whole of the tennis world, were saddened to learn of the death of Eddie...

QUEEN'S AWARD FOR PITCHMARK

For Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Bristol based line marking machinery and equipment manufacturer honoured.

EDITOR'S BLOG: Timley advice

Rugby renovations

With the rugby season now virtually completed, it is time to encourage rugby clubs to rejuvenate their pitches after...

FEATURE: Major new irrigation project

At Top 100 classic Berkhamsted Golf Club

The famous bunker-free course has installed a comprehensive new irrigation system which will see a seven-fold...

GLYPHOSATE MISCONCEPTIONS WEBSITE LAUNCHED

By Complete Weed Control

In light of increasing public scrutiny, CWC has launched an online glyphosate resource.

EDITOR'S BLOG: Planing ahead

Renovating grass surfaces

In recent years we have seen an array of soil conditioning equipment on hand to speed up the way we can renovate our...

NOWLAN PARK RECEIVE GAA COUNTY PITCH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Honour sponsored by Campeys

The Kilkenny city venue was chosen after a thorough adjudication process, with McGovern Park, South Ruislip in London...

MEETING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IS HOT TOPIC

At recent Amenity Forum events

Attendees at recent Updating Events in London and Belfast welcomed the Forum's proposals for a new professional...

EDITOR'S BLOG: From Winter to Summer Sports

April is a busy period

As always it will be the weather that dictates what can be achieved in this short window of change.

HYBRID GRASS ROLLED OUT AT TOP UK CRICKET CLUBS

With installation technology developed by SIS Pitches

SIS Pitches has installed pioneering hybrid cricket pitches at County Cricket Clubs across the United Kingdom ahead...

ETESIA LAUNCH VAT-FREE DEAL

On a range of ride-on mowers

VAT-free offer runs from 1st April until the 30th June 2019 and applies to the Bahia and Hydro 80 machines.

EDITOR'S BLOG: The value of trees

Trees bring real benefits to our cities, health and well being

Each year London's trees remove 2.4million tonnes of air pollution including carbon dioxie, dust and other gaseous...

FEATURE: New horizons for the Hatters

Investment paying off at Kenilworth Road

Luton Town FC will finally get the chance of a mad hatters tea party if they get promoted into the Championship at...

ECHO ENTER MOWER MARKET

First ever from manufacturer

Until now, only a lawnmower had been missing from the manufacturer's range of tools, but that has been rectified with...

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