Entries by Colin Hoskins

Rigby Taylor Success At Cromer LTA

Rigby Taylor Success At Cromer LTA: One measure of the calibre of any sporting venue is not only the level of use of the site but also the number of favourable comments made about the quality of the playing surfaces. Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Club (LTA) can lay claim to both – thanks to […]

Finalists For IOG Awards Confirmed

Finalists For IOG Awards Confirmed: The finalists have been announced for this year’s prestigious Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards which acknowledge the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff, volunteers and professionals across all levels of sport. This year’s finalists, including some international entries, for the awards are: IOG Toro Most Promising Sports […]

Luke Perry Joins The IOG

Luke Perry Joins The IOG: The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has appointed Luke Perry to the newly-created position of SALTEX & Events director, and he will be primarily responsible for the growth, development, management and delivery of the IOG’s annual SALTEX exhibition. A batchelor in politics, Luke will be based at the IOG’s Milton Keynes […]

On Course With Pogo Pro

On Course With Pogo Pro: Knowledge is power. And for Geoff Smith, Course Manager at Abridge Golf & Country Club in Romford, an Open qualifying venue, his use of the POGO Pro soil and turf management meter “provides an unprecedented level of information into my greens’ moisture and salinity levels, as well as canopy temperature, […]

Toro & Reesink Continue IOG Support

Toro & Reesink Continue IOG Support: The Toro Company and Reesink Turfcare have agreed to continue a year-on-year sponsorship deal with the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) to support the activities of the IOG’s Young Board of Directors (YBD). The YBD is leading the IOG ‘Get into Grounds’ strategy by encouraging 14 to16-year-olds, school leavers and […]

Dan Walker To Host IOG Awards

Dan Walker To Host IOG Awards: Tickets are now available for this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards, so book now to secure your place at the industry’s biggest celebratory event –  hosted by the BBC’s Dan Walker on Wednesday October 30 at The Vox, located in Resorts World at the Birmingham NEC, on […]

Big Plans For TinyLineMarker

Big Plans For TinyLineMarker: The extraordinary levels of savings in time, resources and therefore money forecast by the investment in Rigby Taylor’s robotic TinyLineMarker (TLM) line marking machine will not only see Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council’s Street Scene team achieve a return on investment measured in months, but the new-found efficiencies will also enable the […]

Land Art For Tour de Yorkshire

Land Art For Tour de Yorkshire: A robotic line marking machine designed primarily for marking out sports pitches has been used to create a series of striking images of cyclists on an Askern hillside for the Asda Tour de Yorkshire cycling event. The Land Art – in one case measuring 100 metres by 40 metres […]

Rigby Taylor To Distribute Bionema Solutions

Rigby Taylor To Distribute Bionema Solutions: Rigby Taylor has been appointed as the exclusive distributor in the UK turf and amenity sector for Bionema’s NemaTrident nematode solutions for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjackets larvae. NemaTrident is a tri-component solution incorporating a range of highly virulent insect-parasitic nematodes within the Heterorhabditis and Steinernema genera. […]

Rigby Taylor Appoint Peter Robin

Rigby Taylor Appoint Peter Robin: Rigby Taylor has expanded its product management team of industry product specialists with the appointment of Peter Robin as UK Irrigation Product Manager. Peter will spearhead the company’s expansion into the irrigation market as the UK distributor of Rain Bird’s golf, sports pitch and landscape products. Peter, a New Zealander […]