Entries by Turf Matters

Stars of The Big Top

Stars of the big top: Laurence Gale pops into Edgbaston to see how marquees are providing additional preparation time for both grounds’ team and players. A recent visit to Warwickshire CCC enabled me the opportunity to catch up with Head Groundsman Gary Barwell, who now starts his seventh season at the club. He like the rest […]

Feel The Power

Feel the power: Laurence Gale takes a look at PowerGrass and chats with Graham Longdin, of Agripower, about its qualities Within the last five years we have seen a dramatic increase in the installation of synthetic turf stabilisation systems, mainly driven from the success of the tried and tested stitched systems now being used in many […]

Improving on a Masterpiece

Improving on a masterpiece: An opportunity you would not let slip through your fingers! Scott MacCallum took the chance to visit the Machrie, a golf course very close to his home and his heart but which is not quite so easy for others to reach. He also manages to complete an entire article about Islay without once […]

Vision of the future

Vision of the future: Laurence Gale finds out what’s behind Gloucester City Council’s successful PPS Initiative. As an ex-local authority manager, I fully understand many of issues councils are facing in the light of the Government’s tight rein on council budgets and, notably, understanding the frustrations of many practising Parks Managers who for many years […]

Say Goodbye To Standing Water With Apex Soil Solutions

Say goodbye to standing water with Apex Soil Solutions: There is always a conflict of interest when it comes to golf. Course Managers like to get as much air under their greens as possible, but golfers detest the disruption it causes to the surface. Apex Soil Solutions have been working in the industry to demonstrate the […]

Six Nations: How the grounds staff are preparing

Six Nations: How the grounds staff are preparing For many sports fans it is the most exciting time of the year. The NatWest Six Nations is a celebration of sport and while non-rugby fans can wonder at what on earth is going on – particularly at scrum time – for those in the know each […]

Agronomics in the Drone Zone

Agronomics in the Drone Zone: All Agronomic Services customers are invited to discuss their requirements and take part in the Drone Rewards Scheme. The scheme includes any combination of Agronomic’s soil liquid ranges, Floratine foliars and wetting agents and Agronomic’s granulars as well as Oxy RushTM. The flexibility of the scheme allows the customer to […]

BS Mowers Acquired

BS Mowers Acquired: Agriculture and turf dealership Tallis Amos Group Limited (TAG) has acquired the trade and assets of BS Mowers Limited, a Bristol based professional turf dealer, as part of John Deere’s ‘Dealer of Tomorrow’ strategy. BS Mowers is largely known for its expertise in the fine turf machinery industry throughout Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and North […]

Find Out Whats In Store For Smith Construction At SALTEX

Find Out Whats In Store For Smith Construction At SALTEX: Smith Construction are delighted to announce they will be returning to exhibit at Saltex again this year. The show will take place at the Birmingham NEC on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November.  Smith Construction will be showcasing a number of artificial turf products from a variety […]

B.E.S.T Horticulture at SALTEX 2017

The B.E.S.T in Horticulture Group consists of: B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Limited – “Delivering fully supported distance and blended learning in horticulture” www.bestinhorticulture.co.uk The Academy of Practical Horticulture (Limited) – “Delivering Practical Skills to Gardeners and Professional Horticulturlists” www.academyofpracticalhorticulture.co.uk Our first year at Saltex! At B.E.S.T we offer bespoke education and specialist training in horticulture designed to meet the needs […]