Entries by External Source

Glyphosate Decision Delayed

Glyphosate Decision Delayed: The next step for the Commission will be to table a vote at another SCoPAFF meeting at a future date, to be confirmed.  Renewal will require a qualified majority vote (QMV) in the committee. If this is not reached, the issue could be tabled at the EU Appeals Committee. The current license […]

Pitch Invading Squirrel Goes Nuts At Etihad Stadium

Pitch Invading Squirrel Goes Nuts At Etihad Stadium: Fans enjoyed a spot of pre-match entertainment earlier this week – courtesy of a furry pitch invader.  Shortly before kick-off, groundsmen spotted a grey squirrel by the corner flag at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. To the cheers of fans, they attempted to shoo it away with their forks. They […]

Vote To Renew Glyphosate Has Failed

Breaking News! Vote To Renew Glyphosate Has Failed: An initial round of votes has failed to gain sufficient support today – the vote was on whether to renew glyphosate’s license for a further 10 years in the EU. This will spur the European Commission to negotiate a shorter renewal period with EU countries, people involved said. […]

Parliament To Vote On Glyphosate Phase-Out Resolution

European Parliament to vote on glyphosate phase-out resolution: A vote on a resolution within the European Parliament for glyphosate phase-out, with full ban by end 2020 will be held on 24 October. Some MEPs want a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020, and immediate restrictions on the use of the herbicide. The Committee on […]

Groundsman Honoured By Lifetime Achievement Award

Groundsman Maurice Honoured By Lifetime Achievement Award: The unsung hero of Haydock park racecourse who makes sure the course is fit for purpose has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Haydock Park stalwart Maurice Crooks has worked at the venue for 46 years and the head groundsman has scooped the Lifetime Achievement Award in the […]

Good Luck Message For Atletico Madrid-Bound Groundsman

Eddie Howe’s good luck message for Atletico Madrid-bound groundsman Dan Gonzalez: Cherries boss Eddie Howe saluted Dan Gonzalez ahead of the groundsman’s big move – to Atletico Madrid. Gonzalez, who has played his part in making the Vitality Stadium surface one of the best in the Premier League, is to become head groundsman for the Spanish […]

National Recognition For Potters Bar Bowls Club Duo

National Recognition For Potters Bar Bowls Club Duo: Husband and wife team, Rod and Sandra Smale, have been shortlisted for the Bowling Greenkeeper/Team of the Year award by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG). The expertise and dedication of the couple in maintaining the bowling greens at Potters Bar’s greens at The Walk has been the […]

Atletico Madrid Poach Bournemouth Groundsman

Atletico Madrid Poach Bournemouth Groundsman: Dan Gonzalez has handed in his notice with the Premier League side and leaves for Madrid in the coming weeks. Atletico Madrid are poaching a member of Bournemouth’sgroundstaff, Dan Gonzalez, to become their head groundsman at the new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The Anglo-Spanish Gonzalez has handed in his notice with […]