Entries by Lucy Nicholls

Behind the scenes of pioneering research on wetting agents

Behind the scenes of pioneering research on wetting agents: ICL and Lancaster University joined forces in 2017 to conduct a first-time research into the effects of wetting agents on plant physiology. PhD researcher Vasileios Giannakopoulos committed himself to the three-year project to find out how wetting agents modify soil and plant relations. The outcomes of […]

New Etesia fleets for two Welsh councils

New Etesia fleets for two Welsh councils: Terry Harrison Machinery has recently equipped two of the largest councils in Wales with new fleets of Etesia PRO 46 pedestrian mowers. After previously working in the groundcare industry for 23 years, Terry Harrison formed his company in 2012. Terry started his career as a service engineer before […]

Drive, determination and MM seed

Drive, determination and MM seed: Broomfield Bowls Club is considered to have one of the best surfaces, if not the best in the Midlands. The immaculate green is thanks to the drive and determination of a volunteer greenkeeper and a little help from Limagrain UK’s MM range of grass seed.  Jonathan Blakeman has a long […]

Baggleys announced as Pellenc dealer

Baggleys announced as Pellenc dealer: Baggleys Machinery have recently been appointed as an authorised dealer for the full range of Pellenc professional battery powered equipment. Baggleys Machinery is a family run business based in Norfolk owned by Solly Mansfield. Solly’s wife Fiona and their two sons, Toby and Oliver, are also integral to the company. […]

LockStar label update gives users more flexibility

LockStar label update gives users more flexibility: ICL has announced an update to the UK label of its residual herbicide, LockStar, which will provide users with more effective and flexible weed control. The label update includes extended use of the product meaning that LockStar can now be applied all-year round instead of the previous limited […]

SALTEX to reschedule to March 2021

SALTEX to reschedule to March 2021: In light of continued restrictions surrounding mass gatherings, combined with the unprecedented impact on all of us from Covid-19, the Grounds Management Association’s (GMA) Board of Directors has taken the unanimous decision to move SALTEX to early Spring 2021. This outcome has been guided by discussions with key industry […]

G860 integral for Notts County FC

G860 integral for Notts County FC: Matthew Hallam, head groundsman at Notts County FC, claims that the versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace after they were unable to carry out end of season renovations. Matthew, who started life in the industry as a greenkeeper, has been the head groundsman at Notts […]

AH75 the solution to excessive first cuts

AH75 the solution to excessive first cuts: With the impending difficulty some green space professionals will soon be experiencing from a delayed first cut, many are turning to the Etesia Attila AH75 brushcutter as a solution.  The Etesia Attila AH75 brushcutter offers ride-on performance in a pedestrian machine and has been designed to work in […]

A spotlight on Ramsay MacGregor

A spotlight on Ramsay MacGregor: Ramsay MacGregor, amenity specialist for Agrovista Amenity, has enjoyed a long and successful career which can be attributed to his determination, drive, passion and strength of character. Although far from the end of his journey, the father of four often reflects on his career path, which all started when he […]

MR SALTEX still gets butterflies

MR SALTEX still gets butterflies: SALTEX operations manager Derek Walder, provides an insight into his illustrious career, his passion for SALTEX and his adventurous days with the Crazy Gang…   Derek Walder has rightfully earned the nickname Mr SALTEX. At 83 years old he has overseen the operations of the show for five decades and he […]