Entries by Greg Rhodes

Lantra and Hozelock-Exel to promote best practice

Lantra and Hozelock-Exel to promote best practice: A new initiative between leading land-based training body Lantra and sprayer specialists Hozelock-Exel aims to raise operator awareness of the mechanics of knapsack sprayers to improve performance and longevity of equipment. Raising operator awareness of the importance of sprayer maintenance is a key priority for both Lantra and […]

Knapsack sprayer best practice

Knapsack sprayer best practice: A new initiative between leading land-based training body Lantra and sprayer specialists Hozelock-Exel aims to raise operator awareness of the mechanics of knapsack sprayers to improve performance and longevity of equipment. Raising operator awareness of the importance of sprayer maintenance is a key priority for both Lantra and Hozelock-Exel in what […]

Sprayer training and safety focus runs high

Sprayer training and safety focus runs high: Operator training and safety figured strongly throughout Saltex 2021 on the Hozelock-Exel stand, which featured Cooper Pegler and Berthoud knapsack and pressure professional sprayers. In what proved a busy two-days at the NEC, following the show’s absence from the 2020 calendar, grounds professionals were eager to learn latest […]

Berthoud Vermorel professional knapsacks

Berthoud Vermorel professional knapsacks: Knapsack, hand-held and compression sprayer manufacturer Berthoud’s Vermorel range offers professional operators the perfect tools to deliver safe, controlled, efficient spraying. The three premium knapsack models share common features to heighten comfort, ease maintenance and upkeep and ensure reliable, directional spray accuracy. The Vermorel 2000 Pro Comfort comes with fully specified […]

Cooper Pegler CP3 Evolution up for grabs

Cooper Pegler CP3 Evolution up for grabs: Knapsack sprayer specialists Hozelock-Exel celebrates its return to the Saltex grounds management show by giving exhibition visitors the chance to win two of its most popular models. Hozelock-Exel claims uniquely long experience in manufacturing professional sprayers under its Cooper Pegler and Berthoud brands and is offering one knapsack […]

Nip bugs in the bud

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 […]

Salsco Greens Rollers A Timesaver

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

‘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

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

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 […]