By a turf professional

The technical, scientific, regulatory and storage/handling information on soils that British Sugar Topsoil has developed and made available via its website has now been ordered and consolidated under the new Topsoil Academy tab. 

To celebrate the launch of their learning resource, Topsoil say they will award a training bursary of £500 to one successful applicant working in any of the following areas:    

  • Greenkeeping
  • Groundsmanship
  • Groundworks/Construction
  • Landscape contracting
  • Garden design

National Topsoil manager Andy Spetch (pictured above) has long been an advocate of giving those working in the land-based sector as much independently verified information on soils as possible. He said, “British Sugar Topsoil has always made its product testing and analysis data freely available and has encouraged customers to get acquainted with what that data is telling them about our products. We soon found that there was a thirst for independent, objective information on soils in general and so we made all our trials reports from the STRI and other respected organisations available for scrutiny. 

“Our Topsoil Academy brings together all that technical and scientific information, plus more practical help and guidance, in one place where pdf documents can be easily and freely downloaded by anyone working with soils or studying to enter the land-based sector.

“We hope the training bursary will help someone working in the land-based sector to develop their career where financial constraints may have previously been a barrier to them moving forward.”

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