Entries by Colin Hoskins

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 […]

Denmark Course Wins BTME Draw

Denmark Course Wins BTME Draw: The winner of an Underhill AuditMaster Combo LT sprinkler performance test kit was announced at the recent BTME exhibition. Entrants into a draw were the attendees at a Rain Bird irrigation workshop ‘Understanding the maintenance and management of your irrigation system’, attended by over 32 golf course greenkeepers, and the winner […]

TinyLineMarker At Medway Norse

TinyLineMarker At Medway Norse: The prospect of at least 30% time savings by using a robot line marker compared to manual line marking – plus the resulting additional benefits in costs and labour resources – proved irresistible to Medway Norse, as the Kent-based grounds and facilities management specialist has become one of the first users […]

Rigby Taylor Agree BIGGA Deal

Rigby Taylor Agree BIGGA Deal: Rigby Taylor has announced a major sponsorship with BIGGA to tee off the company’s 100th anniversary campaign this year – a two-year sponsorship deal. The agreement includes BIGGA’s three annual golf tournaments:  The National Championship   The Golf Management Trophy and   The Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund Golf Day.  Rigby Taylor will also be involved in all […]

Rigby Taylor Introduce Cold Start Boost-R

Rigby Taylor Introduce Cold Start Boost-R: Rigby Taylor has introduced Cold Start Boost-R 11-5-5 +8 Fe + O.8 MgO as a true cold start fertiliser that provides turf with nitrogen in cold conditions, in conjunction with a rapid colour boost. Effective at temperatures of 5 degrees C, Cold Start Boost-R will prepare the plant for the […]

Rigby Taylor’s ‘Must Have’ Brochure

Rigby Taylor’s ‘Must Have’ Brochure: Rigby Taylor’s 2019 Professional Products range brochure – the ‘must-have’ reference document for every turf manager – is now available free of charge. The most comprehensive yet, the fully-illustrated 176-page brochure is packed with essential information in an attractive and easy-to-read format. Each of the company’s products is described in detail […]

Rigby Taylor At Brighton Racecourse

Rigby Taylor At Brighton Racecourse: If Richard Langley has any secrets to his success as head groundsman at Brighton Racecourse “then it must be the benefits of continually feeding the track all year-round”, he says. As Richard now looks forward to “really ramping up” track maintenance in March, in preparation for the 2019 flat season that […]

R Grass Seed From Rigby Taylor

R Grass Seed From Rigby Taylor: Two new cultivars will ensure that Rigby Taylor’s R14 perennial ryegrass blend remains the number one choice for sports pitch construction and renovation. Fast establishment and high wear tolerance come high on the list when choosing a perennial ryegrass but, of equal importance, the 2019 version of R14 also delivers […]

IOG Recommend 2.5% Pay Rise

IOG Recommend 2.5% Pay Rise: The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) is recommending a 2.5 per cent increase in grounds staff’s national minimum salary bands for 2019. The IOG say the recommendations have been made against a backdrop of economic uncertainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which is likely to impact growth; GDP growth is expected […]