Entries by Blair Ferguson

Turf Tank Brings Mental Health Boost

Turf Tank Brings Mental Health Boost: Initial marking for athletics and other sports used to be a source of anxiety and stress at Dollar Academy, but since using the Turf Tank One, the mindset of the team has been positively transformed. Situated in the town of Dollar, Central Scotland, the co-educational day and boarding school […]

Yardex Enters UK Market

Yardex Enters UK Market: American company Yardex is bringing sustainable synthetic turf to the European market using their new $30 million production facility. Yardex comes from the founders and operators of Stadia Sport and Leisure Solutions and has over 20 years of experience in the industry, completing over 1000 sports and landscaping projects in North […]

Ransomes Combines Legacy and Innovation

Ransomes Combines Legacy and Innovation: Ransomes is launching its first lithium machine at Saltex, with the Aurora ELiTE lithium out-front rotary mower cutting a new path in clean, green, sustainable turf maintenance. Whilst this is Ransomes’ first lithium mower, the company has decades of experience with electric products as the world’s first manufacturer of electrified […]

Uncovering the Potential

Uncovering the Potential: Sports research laboratories, consultants and other sports specialists look at data to improve the surface, environment or player performance. Let’s look at how GrasPro can help with it. Experience with GrasPro users shows that targeted data collection and processing make it possible to assess and improve pitch quality, better manage conditions, increase […]

Data crucial for new Harlequins head groundsman

Data crucial for new Harlequins head groundsman: Using data and the GrasPro system, Harlequins F.C Head Groundsman Adam Witchell has made a quick start to his first job in rugby. With decades worth of experience in football, Adam brings extensive turf knowledge to the role, but knew there would be a learning curve with changing […]

The role of Sports Pitch Management Platforms

The role of Sports Pitch Management Platforms: Data has always been a part of professional sports turf. For decades grounds people have made notes on paper about their maintenance. As time passed, the paper turned into spreadsheets and has evolved into online pitch management platforms such as GrasPro. This shift has been down to advancements […]

GrasPro provides critical analytics

GrasPro provides critical analytics:Leading Greek turf consultants and laboratory, Grassform, is using GrasPro as their analytical tool of choice on Greek Super League pitches. Pitch inputs and usage are the main areas being tracked, with GrasPro’s detailed reporting function being used to deliver an insightful time and cost-saving maintenance strategy for clients. Co-founder of Grassform, […]

Consolidate Turf appoint Nick Hyndman

Consolidate Turf appoint Nick Hyndman: Consolidate Turf (a Growing Solutions Ltd Company) is pleased to announce the expansion of the product specialist team with the appointment of Nick Hyndman as Technical Manager. Nick brings an outstanding depth of industry knowledge to the role. He began his education at Myerscough College, gaining a Foundation Degree in […]

Consolidate Turf Appoint Anthony Asquith

Consolidate Turf Appoint Anthony Asquith: Consolidate Turf (Growing Solutions Ltd) are pleased to announce Anthony Asquith’s appointment as Technical Manager with immediate effect. Anthony was educated at Askham Bryan College and has been in the turf industry for over 20 years with experience in multiple sports in both a practical and advisory capacity. For the […]

Precision Microbes appoint Gary Robertson

Precision Microbes appoint Gary Robertson: Precision Microbes has appointed Gary Robertson as their new technical sales director for the United Kingdom. Gary has held various positions during his 25-years in the turf industry including golf course manager, groundsman at a Premier League club, working in Bulgaria as a construction and grow-in manager and more recently […]