Nip bugs in the bud: A host of bugs usually appear in April to prey on trees and shrubs but the recent cold snap early in the month may have proved a stay of execution for some species. “The dip in temperatures most likely pushed things back a little,” says Dr Jon Banks, Research Lab […]
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Salsco Greens Rollers A Timesaver: A top golf venue has reduced greens rolling time by nearly a third after investing in leading-edge machinery. Since purchasing two Salsco HP11-III greens rollers, The Royal Automobile Club has cut time devoted to the task from five and a half hours to three and a half hours daily, it reports. […]
‘Augusta Syndrome’ Solution: Each year, `Augusta Syndrome` can cause greenkeepers grief as the new golf season gets underway. Those pristine greens and fairways millions marvel at during the Masters tournament can trigger despondency in even the most upbeat greenkeeper. Not at Harpenden Common Golf Club however, where, on the eve of the first of the Majors, […]
Soil Biology Brings Rewards: A greens team has seen its maintenance budget double and recruitment increase having introduced a range of soil biology methods across the course. Harpenden Common Golf Club swept aside its existing greens renovation programme in favour of a less intrusive, environmental one based on applying compost teas, fertilisers, trace elements and zeolites. […]
2020 Vision On Soil Biology: A new generation of greenkeepers are promoting the huge benefits that soil biology can bring to course management. That was a key message soil specialist Joel Williams delivered to course managers, head greenkeepers and grounds professionals attending Soil Biology Ltd’s seminar ‘Getting Ready for 2020’ at Harpenden Common Golf Club on […]
Are you ready for the sports turf challenges of 2020? The pivotal role of soil biology in sport and amenity turf health is at the heart of keynote presentations by Joel Williams, the internationally respected authority on soil science and leading edge techniques. Harpenden Common Golf Club hosts the `Getting Ready for 2020` seminar – which […]
CLS Sports aid Liverpool ‘fast-track’ 2022 Games bid: Sports construction specialist contractor CLS Sports has completed its most prestigious athletics project to date with the opening of the upgraded Wavertree Stadium facility, Liverpool. Part of the City’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Wavertree Stadium has been revamped indoors and out over the last four years […]
CLS Sports reinforce synthetic surfaces knowhow – Construction to plant hire group Cleveland Land Services have further strengthened its burgeoning CLS Sports division with the appointment of David Fearn as Contract Manager. David, 52, commands 28 years’ experience in the sports surfacing industry, mostly devoted to the installation of synthetic turf areas, and has travelled extensively […]